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Get More Out Of This Year's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:19am by valerieclaires

If you’re ready for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2016, be sure to check out the Reads Website! At, you’ll find all sorts of information and resources to help you get more out of this year’s Read and how to lead your own community discussion.

If you still need to get a copy of The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, stop in to any location and pick one up from the display shelf or head over to the catalog and choose from several different formats. We have paperbacks, large print, audiobooks, and even a Spanish translation. Copies of the book are also available at the Ypsilanti District Library and at area bookstores.

Take a look at the Resources page, with loads of resources especially for book clubs following along with the Read. There is a Reader’s Guide with discussion questions, tips for hosting a book discussion and keeping it on track, and even download-and-print posters to promote your book discussion or other Reads-related event. If you do plan to host an event, let us know! We’ll list it with other Reads-related programming throughout January and February, including our Latino Americans: 500 Years of History film series. You can also find lists of films about the Latino experience and immigration, a few podcasts about the book and Latino culture, and the author's recommendations of the best books of 2015.

Finally, be sure to mark your calendar for a special visit from the author, Cristina Henriquez, on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm. Ms. Henriquez will be at the Towsley Auditorium on the campus of Washtenaw Community College to discuss her writing and especially The Book of Unknown Americans. Books will be for sale, and there will also be a booksigning following the talk.


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