A Community-wide Reading Event
ROSWELL READS MISSION STATEMENT
Roswell Reads promotes the value of reading, literacy, and lifelong learning through the shared community-wide experience of reading and discussing a common book or collection. Readers are able to collectively examine relevant issues, establish bonds, and forge a better understanding of their community and society.
ABOUT ROSWELL READS
Roswell Reads, fourteen-years strong, brings a variety of literature and accompanying programs to the community. The Roswell Reads committee looks for a book or collection that has strong characters and presents themes that address the human condition. The books should appeal to adults and teens as well as people of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds who live in Roswell. If possible, a complementary book is chosen for children so that a younger audience can also be involved.
Programs, held in February and March, include a writing workshop conducted by the author, a family program with activities based on a children's book selection that reflects the theme of the Roswell Reads book, and community outreach to an organization that reflects the concerns addressed in the book selection. The highlight is a Literary Luncheon in March with the author of the selected collection.
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2019 - A book by Rick Bragg
2018 - Burial for a King by Rebecca Burns
2017 - The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene
2016 - What Stands in a Storm by Kim Cross
2015 - The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
2014 - Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
2013 - Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall
2012 - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
2011 - My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
2010 - Outcasts United: A Refugee Soccer Team, an American Town by Warren St. John
2009 - Them by Nathan McCall
2008 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
2007 - The Valley of Light by Terry Kay
2006 - Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
ROSWELL READS SPONSORS
The Roswell Reads Committee gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:
The City of Roswell
Friends of the Roswell Library
Friends of the East Roswell Library
Fulton County Library System
Roswell and East Roswell Libraries
Roswell Rotary Club
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