As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program – Build a Better World – we will have a two-part book discussion series called Reading Without Walls. Take the Reading Without Walls Challenge this summer by reading and discussing something that takes you outside of your comfort zone.
Challenge 1: Read a book in a format you’ve never tried before. Discover the graphic novel. Tuesday, July 11 at 10:00 am
The Best We Could Do; an illustrated memoir by Thi Bui.
The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family’s move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.
Challenge 2: Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about – Growing up in South Africa. Tuesday, August 8 at 10:00 am
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Noah’s path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. He was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.
Weather permitting, we will be discussing without walls too – on the outside patio! (2nd floor) This book group for adults warmly welcomes high school students. Copies of the titles are available at the Borrower Services Desk. All are welcome and no registration is necessary. For further information go to http://www.readingpl.org or call the Library at 781-944-0840.