What Is a Community-Wide Read?
"One book" community reading programs bring people together through the reading and discussion of a common book. Fox Cities Reads, in particular, also brings the author of the selected book to the Fox Valley to further enhance community discussions and participation in the program.
"People can go for days at a time not talking to anyone outside their immediate family. There are precious few opportunities for people of different ethnic background, economic levels or ages to sit down together and discuss ideas that are important to them. This project provides that opportunity."
- Nancy Pearl, Washington Center for the Book
We hope you will embrace the author and books selected for the 2011 Fox Cities Reads and join in the discussions taking place in the coming months.