Brown Girl Dreaming Discussion & Reading – 10/18 & 10/26

2017 marks the 15th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.

This year’s statewide reading book is: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. Children and adults alike will enjoy the beauty and authenticity of this memoir of growing up.

In reflecting on this book, Ms Woodson remarked, “Raised in South Carolina and New York, I always felt halfway home in each place. In this book, I share what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 70s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and my growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. It also reflects the joy of finding my voice through writing stories, despite the fact that I struggled with reading as a child. My love of stories inspired and stayed with me, creating the first sparks of the writer that I was to become.”

The library will be offering a:

  • Community Book Discussion on Wednesday, October, 18th at 7 p.m. in the SAL room, and a
  • Community Dramatic Reading the following week, led by poet and Vermont Humanities Council, Geof Hewitt on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building’s Steele Room.

 

Interested? We have copies here at the library for you to borrow.

For more information check out the Vermont Humanities website.