What are the goals of this project?
goals of Books to Bridge the
to promote literacy, to create conversations among families and
communities, and to
foster critical thinking related to a theme.
How are the books selected?
committee comprised of
educators, librarians and booksellers uses a themed approach with
multigenerational selections so that families can read together and
readers of all ages may enjoy the conversations the books
Libraries, bookstores, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities
are encouraged to offer programming to explore the chosen
theme. The books are selected for
their subject matter, writing quality, and reading pleasure. The views
of the authors are not the views of the Books to Bridge the
or participating entities.
How did Books to Bridge the Region develop?
the Post-Tribune's former
Region, One Book wanted
to continue the synergy found in that four-year project. Books to
Bridge the Region is not
owned or managed by any one educational or media entity and does not
intend to replace other area One Read initiatives. On the contrary, we
encourage participation in programs that foster
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