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

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Each year, Read St. Louis showcases books to appeal to all interests and reading levels. The libraries host events with each of the featured authors..

A detailed program guide highlighting the Read St. Louis books is available online at www.readstlouis.org.

 
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Calendar:

 
Ayana Mathis, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”

Saturday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Main Reading Room
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and a New York Times bestseller, Ayana Mathis’ astonishing novel follows the trials of one unforgettable family: 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd, who flees the South during the Great Migration, and her nine children whose lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation.

Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” is her first novel.

H.W. Brands, “The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace”

Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Main Reading Room
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

In this masterful biography, renowned historian H.W. Brands reconsiders the legacy of Ulysses Grant and provides an intimate portrait of a heroic man who saved the Union on the battlefield and consolidated that victory as a resolute and principled political leader.

H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author, he has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography.

Kenneth Oppel, “The Boundless”

Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

All aboard for an action-packed escapade! The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country. When young passenger Will Everett finds a key to a secret train car, he becomes the target of sinister figures. By joining a traveling circus and enlisting the aid of an escape artist, can Will save The Boundless?

Kenneth Oppel has published more than 15 books for children including the bestselling Silverwing trilogy and “Airborne,” winner of the Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association.

Libba Bray, “Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel”

Thursday, August 28, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

Sensationally popular teen author Libba Bray presents the second installment of her critically-acclaimed supernatural series set in Jazz Age New York. In “Lair of Dreams,” young flapper Evie O’Neill must use her psychic powers to descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer.

Libba Bray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Michael L. Printz Award-winning “Going Bovine,” and “Beauty Queens,” a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.

Amanda Ripley, “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way”

Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Auditorium
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley takes readers inside homes and classrooms around the globe and reveals why some students are succeeding where others are stagnating. A reporting tour de force, “The Smartest Kids in the World” upends rigid assumptions and offers new ways of looking at the future of American education—and the necessity for vast improvement—in a changing world.

The winner of two National Magazine Awards, Amanda Ripley has written a series of acclaimed articles about learning and children for Time magazine and The Atlantic.

 

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

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