And the book for the 2017 community-wide read has been selected! We are excited to announce that we will be reading The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine. (See our video announcement link to your left to watch our YouTube video!) Books will be available at community hot spots by January 20. If you find one, take it, read it, and pass it on!
Here is a description of the book from Kristin Levine’s website:
“Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He’s always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn’t well; in fact, she may be mentally ill, and his sister, Mary Lou, is in the hospital badly burned from doing a chore it was really Tommy’s turn to do. To make amends, Tommy takes over Mary Lou’s paper route. But the paper route also becomes the perfect way for Tommy to investigate his neighbors after stumbling across a copy of The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper.”
The recommended reading level for this year’s book is 10 and up.
We hope you will return to this page as the event gets closer to join us in the 8th annual On the Same Page community-wide read.
On the Same Page is a community-wide literacy project sponsored by Geneseo Middle School! Project coordinators are middle school librarian Jeanne Brucher and 6th grade teacher Marcie Reakes. Should you have any questions about this community book share, please contact us: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.