Suggest a Title for the 2022 Washtenaw Read
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 12:48pm by howarde
Read a good book lately? Suggest it for our next Read! The Washtenaw Reads screening team is meeting throughout the summer to select finalist titles for consideration.
Please submit your suggestions by June 18, so the committee has time to take them into consideration.
In 2022, we are seeking fictional titles that will be "conversation starters."
- The writing should be engaging and thought-provoking.
- The subjects discussed should be accessible to readers throughout the community, high-school age and above.
- The length, price, and availability of the book should be suited to involvement by the general public.
- The book should be by a living author.
- Its treatment of issues should encourage readers to discuss the issues further with others, at home, work, reading clubs, and community events.
- Ideally, the subject should lead to constructive dialogues across our diverse communities.
How To Suggest A Title
To suggest a title for consideration, add a comment below if you have an Ann Arbor District Library account, fill out a contact us form, or visit the Washtenaw Reads Facebook page. Note: there is no fee, and you do not have to have an Ann Arbor District Library card to create a user account. Thanks for your suggestions!
Tender is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica
"Patron Saints of Nothing" by Randy Ribay
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
An absolutely remarkable thing - by Hank Green
I concur with PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay. The author is originally from Michigan and this book deals with social justice issues that many Americans aren’t aware of but can definitely draw parallels to in our own country.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American family by Robert Kolker
Caste by Isobel Wilkerson
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo. Beautiful writing and lots to discuss about race, class, identity and how complicated families can be.
Days of Distraction - Alexandra Chang