Vermont Reads 2019

March: Book One

Vermont Reads

A Statewide Community Reading Program

2019 will mark the 17th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.

Over 200 different Vermont towns, cities, and villages have participated in Vermont Reads to date. Schools, libraries, service organizations, churches, businesses, or other community-based organizations can start by filling out a brief application.

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Vermont Reads 2019

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

This graphic novel is the first of a trilogy written by John Lewis, who is considered one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement. It illustrates Lewis’s commitment to nonviolent protest in the pursuit of social justice. Learn more about Vermont Reads 2019.

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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

This historical novel tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” labor strike in the Lawrence, MA textile mills as seen through the eyes of a young Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Learn more about Vermont Reads 2018.

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Vermont Reads Supporters

The Vermont Humanities Council is grateful to the underwriter of Vermont Reads 2018, Jan Blomstrann, and for the support of the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation. Vermont Public Radio is VHC’s media partner; each year VPR presents several days of Vermont Reads programming.

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