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Vermont Reads 2013

Last Updated 1/13/2014 1:26:41 PM

Welcome to Vermont Reads

A Statewide, One-Book Community Reading Program

Vermont Reads 2014 Announced * * Now Taking Applications

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” – Mr. Tushman, the principal at Beecher Prep, the middle school at the center of Wonder

Vermont communities are invited to participate in the statewide read of Wonder, R.J. Palacio’s bestselling, inspiring story about the power, and the importance, of kindness — in everyone’s life.

On the inside, fifth-grader Auggie Pullman knows he’s like any other kid. But due to a congenital birth defect, he stands out in ways nobody wants to. Wonder traces Auggie’s journey through his first year in middle school, where he experiences the challenges of being shunned—and the satisfactions of belonging—in a world where differences can both set us apart and bring us together.

Discover with others the power of reading, and of reflecting on the ways we can choose kindness and inclusion in our communities. Vermont Reads unites communities around reading, ideas, and activities. Libraries, schools, and other nonprofit organizations may apply; collaboration among town organizations and businesses is strongly encouraged.

• Receive FREE books and programming support.
• Host readings, discussions, and community event nights in your schools,
libraries, and local businesses.
• Listen to Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Reads feature.

Apply by May 16

Learn more about and apply for Vermont Reads Wonder.

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Vermont Reads 2013 -- 10th Anniversary of Program

* *We will still accept applications for Vermont Reads Poetry 180 until we note otherwise. If you would like to apply for Vermont Reads Poetry 180, you will need to apply using the fillable PDF. We will not accept applications via the online form.

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Vermont Reads by exploring poetry! Your community is invited to take part with this statewide read of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, an anthology of contemporary poems edited by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

Collins created this poem-a-day anthology to make poetry less daunting by assembling a “selection of short, clear, contemporary poems which any listener could basically ‘get’ on first hearing – poems whose injection of pleasure is immediate.” Students and adults of all ages will enjoy poetry in this book and other books.

Join us and discover – or rediscover – with others in your community the insight, beauty, and joy that poetry offers. Vermont Reads unites communities around reading, ideas, and activities. Libraries, schools, and other nonprofit organizations may apply; collaboration among town organizations and businesses is strongly encouraged.

• Receive FREE books and programming support.
• Host poetry readings and slams, poem-a-day projects, poetry writing contests, events with Vermont poets, and more.
• Listen to Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Reads feature.

Learn More

 

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