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Edmunds Middle School in Burlington has celebrated the state-wide reading of “Brown Girl Dreaming” with family trees, a quilt, and other projects.

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The Vermont Humanities Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Learn more about our programs.

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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Reading Frederick Douglass

Public readings of Douglass’s Fourth of July speech. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

Designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Fri 26

Storytime for Social Justice

May 26
5:00 pm
Help our children become thoughtful, kind, and open-minded leaders. All are welcome! Storytimes are planned for youth age 6 and younger. Read More »
Sun 28

Vermont and the Civil War

May 28
2:00 pm
From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Read More »
Tue 30

A Thinking Person’s Guide to Watching Wildlife Films

May 30
7:00 pm
UVM anthropologist Luis Vivanco will unpack how nature and culture are portrayed in wildlife films over time, using the history of cinematic penguins as a key example. Part of the Ideas on Tap conversation series, held in partnership with the University of Vermont Humanities Center. Read More »
Fri 02

Moth Girl Dreaming Storytelling Event

June 2
5:30 pm
Community members and students from Westford Elementary School will present dramatic readings of selected texts from Brown Girl Dreaming, poems of their own, as well as engage in a community storytelling event modeled on The Moth. Read More »