Suggest a Title for the 2019 Washtenaw Read
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:48pm by howarde
**Suggestions for the 2019 Washtenaw Read are now closed. Thank you for your suggestions!**
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.
- 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!
"You Will Not Have My Hate" by Antoine Leiris
"Lucky Broken Girl" by Ruth Behar (local author, Pura Belpre award-winning book)
"Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah
"The Hate U Give" and "Born A Crime" are excellent books! Both are educational and thought-provoking.
"The Book of Dust" by Phillip Pullman: it is easily the best book I have read this month, with twists, turns, and fascinating worldbuilding skills.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
"The Wild Birds" by Emily Strelow (local writer and naturalist).