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October 24, 2018

Kidlit and the Midterm Elections: #28DaysofAction is a campaign to get out the vote nationwide. Organizer Rainbow Rowell is tweeting every day, urging others to join her commitment to do at least one action a day to assist in a race or encourage voting. This can include letter writing, phone banking, canvassing, or even donating to a candidate.

Diverse Voices Open Inbox: Calling all MG authors! HarperCollins Childrens is sponsoring a contest with a grand prize that features a 30-minute phone consultation, edit letter, and consideration for publication. See here for more information.

October 10, 2018

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic–an exhibit that mixes Harry’s fictional world with the true history of magic, mythology, astronomy, and features actual historical items that connect to themes in J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Running from Oct. 5 to January 27, 2019, at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, it’s part of Scholastic’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication in the United States. For more information, click here.

Celebrating Bookstores: An initiative to boost bookstore visibility called #loveyourbookstore, spearheaded by Dominique Raccah, publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks. The challenge: Between November 10-16, go to your favorite bookstore, take a picture inside the store of your favorite book — or bookseller! Post on social media using the hashtag #loveyourbookstore. You can add a quote too! When you post, you’ll be entered to win some fabulous bookish prizes.

October 6, 2018

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A Bookish Halloween: One of our very own MUF contributors, Jonathan Rosen, is on a Halloween book list! Check it out here,  and of course, add his books, NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES and FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE (Sky Pony Press)  to your roster of spooktacularly fun books to get you into the holiday spirit.

Also in the Halloween mode is another fab MUF contributor, Jen Swanson, who leads our STEM Tuesday posts and also does a STEM Tuesday podcast. Now her STEM Tuesday team is running a super-cool contest: CoSTEM.  (Costume + STEM = CoSTEM. :)) How does it work? Design a great costume based on your favorite STEM book– you can do it on your own or even with a group! Then take a picture and send it in. Winners will be posted on the STEM blog right before Halloween! Deadline to submit: October 23. Get creative and have fun!