On the 18th January, we launched our very first Instagram Challenge in honour of the wonderful ‘Not If I See You First’ by Eric Lindstrom. The challenge, which was all about disability representation in YA, has since ended (sad face) but here at MP! would encourage you to continue reading and seeking out books which feature a diverse range of characters. You might even find your eyes opened.
We asked Eric to judge our all of our entries to this challenge, and pick just three participants to receive a special proof copy of his book. Here are our winning bookstagrammers:
It’s day one of @maximumpopbooks #MPdisvis challenge for #NotIfISeeYouFirst. Today is main Characters with Disabilities: ??Augustus from #TheFaultInOurStars- he has an amputated leg. ??Day from #Legend- he was experimented which left him with a severe limp. (Also his brother goes blind) ?? Moritz from #Becauseyoullnevermeetme- he was born with no eyes and thus blind.
Day 3 of #MPdisvis – Secondary character with a disability- I chose Issac from #TFIOS as he goes blind – #NotIfISeeYouFirst #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookporn #bookish #epicreads #ya #yaread #yareads #yalovin #bookblogger #bblogger #bookstagram #booknerdigans #booklover #youtuber #booktuber #booktube A photo posted by @thereaderscornerx on
Day 6 of @maximumpopbooks #mpdisvis #NotIfISeeYouFirst Photo Challenge and it’s before and after a disability. I’ve chosen Arya Stark from the A Song Of Ice and Fire series. She starts off the series with no problems but eventually becomes blind #got #gameofthrones #aryastark #winter #winteriscoming #books #reading #asongoficeandfire #westeros
Congrats to our winners, and thank you again to Eric for judging all of our wonderful entries!
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