Vermont Reads 2019

March: Book One

Vermont Reads

A Statewide Community Reading Program

2019 marks the 17th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which Vermont Humanities invites people 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.

Vermont Reads 2020

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country. Learn more about Vermont Reads 2020.

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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.

Vermont Reads Supporters

The Vermont Humanities Council is grateful to the underwriter of Vermont Reads 2019, 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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