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Reading Together

Join everyone in Kalamazoo County in discussing the same book.

About Reading Together

Join the Kalamazoo Valley Libraries in celebrating this annual community reading event!

For the past 20 years, Kalamazoo Public Library has invited community members to read the same book, and then hear the author talk about it during a community event. 

You can visit Kalamazoo Public Library's website to learn more about this year's books and related events, or take a look at this online brochure.   

Visit the Kalamazoo Valley Libraries and check out a Reading Together book from our display!

Reading Together 2022: The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do

Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

Photograph of author Thi Bui

Meet the Author: Thi Bui

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Online: KPL Live 

About Thi Bui

Interactive Reading of The Best We Could Do

Valley READS: 5 Reading Together Books

Previous Reading Together Titles: 2003-2021

Fahrenheit 451

Reading Together 2003

The Things They Carried

Reading Together 2006

Animal Dreams

Reading Together 2008

All over but the Shoutin'

Reading Together 2009 (1 of 3)

Ava's Man

Reading Together 2009 (2 of 3)

The Prince of Frogtown

Reading Together 2009 (3 of 3)

Snow Falling on Cedars

Reading Together 2010

Strength in What Remains

Reading Together 2011

Into the Beautiful North

Reading Together 2012

The Submission

Reading Together 2013

The American Way of Eating

Reading Together 2014

Farm City

Reading Together 2014

The Living Great Lakes

Reading Together 2015

Orphan Train

Reading Together 2016

Writings on the Wall

Reading Together 2017

The Hate U Give

Reading Together 2019

We Are the Weather

Reading Together 2020

Another Brooklyn

Reading Together 2021 (multiple titles by Jacqueline Woodson)

Brown Girl Dreaming

Reading Together 2021 (multiple titles by Jacqueline Woodson)

The Day You Begin

Reading Together 2021 (multiple titles by Jacqueline Woodson)

The Other Side

Reading Together 2021 (multiple tittles by Jacqueline Woodson)