2021 Community Read Announced

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2021 Community Read Announced

Contact: Janine Zuniga (619) 522-7340

2021 Community Read: ‘Stamped from the Beginning’

CORONADO, CA (January 5, 2021) – The Coronado Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 Coronado Community Read.

The nonfiction title, “Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi, was selected by a public vote. The book was the 2016 National Book  Award winner and a critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller.

Nominations for the 2021 Read were accepted from the community throughout the month of September. A selection committee consisting of community partners and Library staff reduced 50 nominations down to 10 titles including a range of topics and genres. Local book club members further reduced the list to five titles which went to an open public vote. “Stamped from the Beginning” came out ahead after more than 1,000 votes were cast via the Comment Coronado website and paper ballots at Bay Books and the Library.

The companion Community Read selections for younger readers will be the teen title “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and the children’s book selection will be “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson.

Community Read events this year will be restricted this year because of existing public health orders. Events will be held virtually. The Library will shortly announce several events that will take place in the month of February including movies, a topic panel featuring experts in civil discussion, and book discussions.

Now in its fifth year, the Coronado Community Read is designed to unite the community through the shared reading and discussion of a single book. The program encourages participation in planned community-building events around the theme of the title, selected by readers. For more information contact Librarian Jacqueline Luna at [email protected] or (619) 522-2479.



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Posted on 01/05/2021
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