Superpower (noun): a skill, personal trait, or passion that plays an important role in your life, helps you do good in the world, and makes you feel special, happy, and confident.
People have many superpowers in their lives. How can you help kids discover one of theirs?
In honor of this year’s Children’s Book Week Theme, Reading is a Superpower, we have created the Superpower Challenge. Kids can discover a new passion or reaffirm a current interest by exploring activities divided into various categories.
How to facilitate the challenge:
Many activities can be done without supervision, depending on age. Activities can be done individually or in a group. Feel free to adjust to fit your circumstances.
An activity list for each theme as well as booklists are available below.
Young people can begin this challenge in April and continue through Children’s Book Week in May.
These booklists about superpowers can give ideas, inspiration, or be simply entertaining:
Thank you to our friends at The Brown Bookshelf for contributing titles to these lists featuring diverse characters, creators, and topics.
Listen to The Book of Life‘s November podcast featuring the book Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero.
Explore the AJL American Jewish Experience reading list for more books about real life superheroes.
Once kids discover their superpower you can give them a certificate! Available to download for electronic fill-out or print it out to fill-out by hand.
Follow us on social media to see updates and pictures from #BookWeekSuperpower celebrations across the country.
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