The National Endowment for the Arts  has just named Edwidge Danticat’s memoir, Brother, I’m Dying  the first nonfiction book to join the Big Read library. The book tells the story of Danticat’s family, and their journey from Haiti to the United States. Danticat herself came to the U.S. at age 12, joining her parents after […]

We have gotten a lot of emails throughout the last few weeks about some of the  titles chosen for the One Book, One Community program from libraries all over the country- we are very excited about the titles chosen- some are our personal favorites- and other titles we know the community will be able to get […]

    By now you all are probably familiar with CommonReads, a blog dedicated to One Book, One Community and other common reading programs. If you haven’t already, please visit the CommonReads Facebook page and “like us”! Does your library or institution have a common read? Visit this page to learn more about linking up […]

Boston! It’s about time you held a city-wide reading program. And we’re thrilled that, for their first-ever city-wide read, Beantown has selected DARK TIDE by Stephen Puleo. It’s a strange, strange story. In January 1919, a 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents in a […]