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Discover New Frontiers with Reading!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 7, 2008

Why not extend Teen Read Week with the WrestleMania Reading Challenge? YALSA has joined with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to reach reluctant teens and to keep them reading past Teen Read Week. The WWE is providing prizes as incentives to readers. If you read ten books between October 12 and January 12, you get a free subscription to the new WWE Kids Magazine. You can also submit a bookmark for an opportunity to win a WWE DVD. Fifteen regional bookmark winners will win $2,000 for their library (get those entries in, guys!!!!) and a trip to Houston to see Wrestlemania XXV. The ten national finalists will win ringside seats at Wrestlemania! There is also an essay contest on the topic “Why Wrestlemania got me reading.” Essay winners at the local level get a prize. Five regional high school essay winners will win $2,000 for their library, a trip to Orlando to see WrestleMania XXIV and the chance to compete to be the WrestleMania Reading Challenge National Champion. In Orlando the national finalists will compete for the National Reading Challenge Title and a ring-side seat at WrestleMania. The high school competition is comprised of questions from Ball Don’t Lie by Matt de la Pena, which contestants are required to read. For more info, visit the YALSA Wrestlemania wiki site.

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