(re-posted with permission from Heroic Girls)
Read, Write, Win!
The only thing better than reading great comics over the summer is getting rewarded for reading the great comics you were going to read anyway. That’s why Heroic Girls is proud to announce our inaugural summer reading program, a way for both kids and adults to set some summer reading goals and win some great prizes.
Read a graphic novel (not a single issue comic.) We’ve compiled a great list of recommended graphic novels with strong female protagonists for both kids and adults that you can choose from — or you can choose one on your own.
We encourage you to try different genres, art styles and publishers. Maybe this will be the summer you find something new!
Step 2: Write
Write a short review of each graphic novel that you read over the summer, and submit it to Heroic Girls. The reviews can be as short as a single paragraph (especially for kids.) Tell us why you liked (or didn’t like) the book. What stood out about the writing? Was the art especially beautiful? Who was your favorite character? What was the book about?
We will gather the reviews and build a database that you and your fellow heroic girls can consult when they are looking for something to read in the future.
Everyone who submits at least one review will get a prize pack including a certificate of accomplishment, a bookmark and possibly some other goodies. Additionally, people who submitsix reviews before September 1st, 2015, will be entered in a drawing to win graphic novels, signed comics, original art and more from top creators includingKelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Colleen Coover and others. Each review you submit above six will give you another chance to win one of these great prizes.
Prizes will be awarded by random drawing of all qualified entrants until all prizes have been distributed. No more than one special prize will be awarded per person, unless we have more prizes than qualified entrants. Separate prizes will be awarded for kids and adults.
For more information, please check out HeroicGirls.com.