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World Book Night – handing out books to the world


DATE:
Apr 23 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location
Miller Learning Center


The Miller Learning Center is proud to participate in World Book Night as a library distribution site. World Book Night U.S. is part of an ambitious global campaign to encourage reading. In the U.S., a half million free books will be handed out in towns and cities all on one day — April 23, 2013 — by enlisting 25,000 volunteer book lovers to promote reading by going into their communities and handing out books to light or non-readers and those without access to printed books. There are 30 U.S. World Book Night titles. Carl Lennertz, World Book Night U.S. Executive Director, said the books chosen, “are contemporary or classic books that appeal to a wide range of new readers. We looked for diversity and variety in all things: subject matter, age level, gender, as well as ethnic and geographic considerations.”

Here’s the list of titles:

The Handmaid’s Taleby Margaret AtwoodCity of Thieves by David Benioff

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

La Casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros -translated by Elena Poniatowska

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

El Alquimista by Paulo Coelho

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Bossypantsby Tina FeyStill Alice by Lisa Genova

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster; illustrated by Jules Feiffer

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

Population 485 by Michael Perry

 

Good Omensby Terry Pratchett & Neil GaimanThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Montana Sky by Nora Roberts

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Favorite American Poems in Large Print edited by Paul Negri

 

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