Let’s Read 2019 is a community reading initiative happening this summer and fall. All members of the communities of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, and Vernon may participate. Let’s Read 2019 features The Benefits of Being an Octopus by local author Ann Braden. This book is appropriate for children in 4th grade and up, as well as adults. Several events including author talks, staged readings, and book club discussion groups will be held in September and October at local libraries, the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club, and area schools.
Set in a fictionalized version of Brattleboro, The Benefits of Being an Octopus is the powerful story of a young girl finding her courage and voice in the face of poverty, bullying, and a challenging home life. Books available to be borrowed and returned at the school libraries in all schools in WSESU and at Brooks Memorial Library, Guilford Free Library, Lydia Taft Pratt Library, Putney Public Library, Vernon Free Library, and the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro.
Let’s Read 2019 is made possible thanks to generous support from the Vermont Humanities Council, the Windham Foundation, and the Brooks Memorial Library, and is sponsored by WSESU, Food Connects, and Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition. For more information, contact Sheila Humphreys, firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 451-0806.