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).
Crossing the Hall; Exposing an American Divide by Lori Wojtowicz (The author taught at Huron High for many years. Her move from teaching mostly White students in higher level literature classes to teaching African American Literature with mostly Black students was a revelation to her. She realized she had lived most of her life in "The Land of Only White" and needed new approaches to understanding and reaching her students.
"White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism" - My long-standing African-American authors book group just finished this book. We feel it is a must-read for our community; especially, in light of the changing demographics.