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About the Project

What are the goals of this project?

The goals of Books to Bridge the Region are to promote literacy, to create conversations among families and communities, and to foster critical thinking related to a theme.


How are the books selected?


A selection 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 generate.

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 Region committee, its funders, or participating entities. 

How did Books to Bridge the Region develop?

Participants of the Post-Tribune's former One 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 reading.

Please view a short video showcasing our past programs




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