What is Reading Across Rhode Island?
Reading Across Rhode Island, a project of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library, is the state’s community read. The goal of Reading Across RI is to involve all Rhode Islanders in a community dialogue focusing on books and reading. This is the ninth year for Rhode Island’s “One Book, One State” project.
2003 – Wish You Well by David Baldacci
2004 – Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
2005 – Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2006 – Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
2007 - The Memory of Running by East Providence native, Ron McLarty
2008 - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2009 - Five Skies by Ron Carlson
2010 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The 2011 title is The Unforgiving Minuteby Craig Mullaney, a native Rhode Islander.
The Unforgiving Minute is a coming of age memoir, describing what it takes to become a leader in American society and that some of that learning occurs not only in the classroom, but also through life experiences - that often happen in a moment.
You are invited to involve the students, patrons, members of book groups and senior centers in your community in this exciting reading and literacy program.
Save these dates!
- Kick-off events will be held on January 19, 2011 and January 27, 2011: more information to follow
- A live Student Videoconference with author, Craig Mullaney, on April 29, 2011
- The annual Breakfast with the Author on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtucket in Cranston
For more information, call Louise Moulton at 455-8134