Have you picked up a copy of this year's book? When you've finished reading Last Child in the Woods, gather readers and use the Discussion Questions to prompt your responses and discussion of the book.
Did reading the book bring back memories from your childhood play in the outdoors? Share your experiences in the comments.
This year's Fox Cities Reads author, Richard Louv, is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.
Fox Cities Reads related programming begins next week. Check out the Events page to see what's coming. Early events include, Suburban Homesteading, Discovering the Sugar Bush, and Nature Play 101: Getting Your Kids Outdoors.
A special thanks to our 2013 Reads partners and sponsors for making such a wealth of related programming possible this year!
Richard Louv, author of Last Child In the Woods and The Nature Principle, has been selected as the 2013 Fox Cities Reads author. Enjoy the author's comments below and pick up a copy of the books at your local library.
The author and title for this year's Fox Cities Reads will be released soon! We promise a nationally renowned author who will share a compelling story for some great discussion and community-action.
Make the Impossible Possible: One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary by Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, has been chosen as the 2012 Fox Cities Reads selection.
Strickland is nationally recognized as a visionary leader who authentically delivers educational and cultural opportunities to students and adults within an organizational culture that fosters innovation, creativity, responsibility and integrity.
Throughout Strickland's distinguished career, he has been honored with numerous prestigious awards for his contributions to the arts and the community, including the coveted MacArthur “Genius” award. The past several decades have been dedicated to maintaining successful relationships with prominent national foundations and political leaders who share his passion and vision for a healthier future.