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Read St. Louis is a community-wide initiative developed by the St. Louis area library systems to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books.

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of Read St. Louis.

At the core of the program is a belief that making reading fun, exciting, and educational will stimulate a passion for lifelong learning in all of us.

Each year, Read St. Louis showcases books to appeal to all interests and reading levels.

 
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Calendar:

 
Lisa See, “China Dolls”

Monday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” and “Shanghai Girls,” Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women. Now, in “China Dolls,” See follows the stories of three Asian-American showgirls in 1930s San Francisco. Spanning a full half century, “China Dolls” presents a historical moment with great cultural and emotional depth.

Jennifer Nielsen, “The Mark of the Thief”

Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Jennifer Nielsen, popular with teen readers for her Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny and one boy’s courage at the heart of it all. When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he discovers an ancient amulet filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods. In a quest to stop a rebellion and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the power and defeat the empire’s most powerful and savage leaders.

Sharon Draper, “Stella by Starlight”

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Two-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for an outstanding African American children’s book, Sharon Draper presents a novel about prejudice and bravery in a Depression-era segregated Southern town. When 11-year-old Stella witnesses a midnight cross-burning by the Ku Klux Klan, she recognizes the trouble to come. As Stella’s community is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. She learns the inspirational power of solidarity and that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.

Sue Monk Kidd, “The Invention of Wings”

Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library, Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

From the celebrated author of “The Secret Life of Bees,” Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings” is a masterpiece of hope, daring and the quest for freedom. Kidd presents the entwined stories of two unforgettable American women—Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a nineteenth century Charleston, and Sarah Grimke, the master’s daughter who becomes an early leader of the abolition movement. Following their complex and uneasy friendship over 35 years, “The Invention of Wings” looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history.

Joseph Ellis, “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution”

Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library, Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of “Founding Brothers” and “American Sphinx,” Joseph Ellis now gives us the unexpected story of how the founding fathers convinced the newly independent 13 colonies to relinquish power and submit to a centralized government. A massive political maneuvering rich with schemes, manipulation, and conspiracies, this “second American revolution” led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights and marked the true birth of the United States.

Chris Abani, “The Secret History of Las Vegas”

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis Public Library–Central Library
1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Acclaimed Nigerian author of the novels “GraceLand” and “The Virgin of Flames,” Chris Abani presents a gritty, riveting and wholly original murder mystery. A veteran Las Vegas detective and a South African psychiatrist with a guilty burden are brought together to investigate a case involving psychopathic conjoined twins, a Carnival of Lost Souls freak show, and secret government experiments into mental illness. A psychological, literary thrill- ride, “The Secret History of Las Vegas” was nominated for a 2015 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

 

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks’ notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.


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