J.K. Rowling's latest book, The Ickabog, is being published for free in installments on her website (view it here). She wrote it to be read aloud as a bedtime story for her children... so we're teaming up to read each chapter aloud, together as a community. Adult or teen readers can email Julie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be assigned a chapter, and then head over to J.K. Rowling's website to record themselves reading that chapter. Please record "horizontally" (think of how a TV looks), and begin your recording by stating your first name and which chapter you'll be reading.
Full details can be found on J.K. Rowling's website, but she has issued a call for help illustrating The Ickabog! Her publishers will choose illustrations to be published later this year in her book. While we encourage you to officially submit your illustrations (go UUC!!), we'd also love to share them here, as a community. Email your submissions to and we will post them here! We can't wait to start seeing some of your artwork! All ages are welcome to submit art for our website... both the young and the "young at heart."
We will post the chapters here as our members have a chance to record them. J.K. Rowling's website says there will be seven weeks of chapters, with 1 to 3 chapters published per day. We can't wait to enjoy them together! Remember, we would love to listen to you read - email email@example.com to get involved.