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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.

 

 

 

 

 


  

  

 

   

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


   Books to Bridge the Region 2019

A community reading event for Northwest Indiana

Interesting conversation • Special events • Family fun

                      

BE TRUE 2 YOU

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Adult Selection:

The One-in-a-Million Boy

by Monica Wood




 Published 2017 by Mariner Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Published in the United States 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Copyright © 2016 by Monica Wood. Book design by Greta D. Sibley


Author photo © Dan Abbott

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Middle Reader Selection:

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

by David Barclay Moore




Published in the United States by Yearling, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, New York, in 2017. Text © 2017 by David Barclay Moore; cover art © 2017 by R. Kikuo Johnson. Cover photo: Penguin Random House, LLC, New York


                
Author photo © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders               
    
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Picture/Easy Reader Selection:


Red: A Crayon's Story



by Michael Hall




Published by Scholastic, Inc., in arrangement with Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. First Scholastic printing September 2016. Copyright © 2015 by Michael Hall. Cover photo: harpercollins.com

                         
Author photo © Debra Kelley
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      If you have had an event and your town is not circled, let us know and we will add you!                                                                                
                                                                                             


Books to Bridge the Region delivered 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. 



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 Northwest. 

Make checks payable to:  

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


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