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Books to Bridge the Region is a reading initiative that encompasses seven Northwest Indiana counties: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke.  We encourage area residents to read books on a common theme and thus foster conversation between people and generations.










Books to Bridge the Region is a reading initiative encompassing seven Northwest Indiana counties: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke. 

Coming in October:   Books to Bridge the Region 2016

A community reading event for Northwest Indiana

Interesting conversation � Special events � Family fun

For information and events, visit www.books2bridge.org



Adult Selection:

Invincible, Indiana  

Invincible, Indiana, 2009 by Nathanael Dunlevy. Published in the United States by Madison House Publishing.  

Book design by Matt Hasenbalg.  Cover image and author photo � 2011 - Madison House Publishing, www.madisonhousepublishing.com. All Rights Reserved.  



Nate Dunlevy


Middle Reader Selection:

The Mighty Miss Malone      


The Mighty Miss Malone 2012 by Christopher Paul Curtis. Cover art 2012 by Eva Kolenko.
Published by Scholastic; originally published by Wendy Lamb, an imprint of Random House Children�s Books.
Author website: www.nobodybutcurtis.com


Christopher Paul Curtis


Picture/Easy Reader Selection:

H is for Hoosier: An Indiana Alphabet  

H is for Hoosier, text 2001 by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds; illustrations 2001 by Bruce Langton;
published by Sleeping Bear Press


Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

Illustrated by

 Bruce Langton


                  If you have had an event and your town is not circled, let us know and we will add you!                                                                                
 Time Out for Reading - Put Your Nose in a Book!
Schools and Libraries watch out for our Lit-Kits this fall!

Books to Bridge the Region again joined with the Northwest Indiana Literacy
Coalition and its partners to deliver almost 450 "Lit Kits" to all schools,
public and private, and all public libraries, in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper,
Newton, Pulaski and Starke counties. Each kit contains one or more of our
featured books, depending on the ages served by that organization.

BOOKS TO BRIDGE THE REGION encourages area residents to read and discuss selected books on a theme starting in September. 

How can my town, library, school or organization participate?

  • Sign up for our email newsletter
  • Complete and return or fill out, save as pdf and email the Participation Response Form.
  • Attend our scheduled events. Just click the Calendar of Events tab for
    a list of programs and activities in five counties.
  • Plan your own events or programs based on the books or the theme.
    Feel free to use any of the free downloadable resources on this website.
  • Tell us about your event.

How can I help?

Donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to purchase books, plan programs and coordinate region-wide efforts. The fiscal agent is Purdue University Calumet. 
Contact Books to Bridge the Region at 219-931-5100, Ext. 310.

Make checks payable to:  

Books to Bridge the Region 
PO Box 606
Hammond, IN 46325-0606

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