Vermont Reads 2017: Brown Girl Dreaming

The Norwich Public Library is thrilled to be partnering with the Vermont Humanities Council to bring the 2017 Vermont Reads program to the Upper Valley.

This year’s selection, Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, is a beautiful, award-winning memoir-in-verse for readers of all ages. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Civil Rights movement, Brown Girl Dreaming examines the strength of family bonds and tells the story of a young person finding her voice.


Books are available at the library now! You don’t need a library card to bring one home with you. Take a copy, read it, share it, and pass it along–the more people who can read the book, the better!
NPL is hosting several events centered around this remarkable book between March 1st and April 15th, including the following:
March 1st, 15th, & 29th
2-3pm at Valley Terrace
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Discussion
March 16th
Civil Rights in the Upper Valley: A Visit to the Rauner Special Collections Library
March 16th
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Discussion
March 22nd
All-Ages “Dreams” Origami Crafternoon
April 3rd
National Poetry Month Kick-Off: Poetry Read-Aloud and Open Mic Night
April 6th
Between the World and Me Book Discussion
Watch this space, the Norwich and Upper Valley listservs, and the library’s social media accounts as  more details and events are added!