The world championships for this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge were held on Sat. March 27th at the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix.’ The winners are:
- For grades 5&6: Gabe Murrell from Courtice, Ontario, who represented the Oshawa Public Library
- For grades 7&8: Liam Jose from Oshawa, Ontario, who represented the Oshawa Public Library
- For grades 9-12: La’Quan Deen from Homestead, PA, who represented the Carnegie Library of Homestead
They all won ring-side seats to WrestleMania XXVI as well as $2,000 for their libraries to use towards the purchase of materials for their tween and teen collections.’ Attending the event was award winning author Will Weaver, who served as judge, and four WWE Superstars.’ More information and photos’ are available from WWE’s web site.’
Librarians can register to participate in the’ next WrestleMania Reading Challenge beginning in April.’ Look for information on YALSA’s home page.