Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 19th year by encouraging everyone to read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds with this year’s Honorary Chair Val Tutson, multiple award-winning storyteller and Executive Director of Rhode Island Black Storytellers. Reading Across Rhode Island is a program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book, made possible through a vibrant collaboration of librarians, teachers, book group leaders, and readers from across the state.
Readers are invited to join Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Reading Across Rhode Island Honorary Chair Val Tutson and Reading Across Rhode Island Education Chair Maureen Nagle for an engaging introduction to the book moderated by Jim Ludes, Executive Director, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University.
A note from the author: “I’m honored that STAMPED has been chosen as the Reading Across Rhode Island book. I spend a lot of time in Rhode Island and have a special love for the state, so I’m excited to discuss this book, and all it contains, with you all April 8th! “ -Jason Reynolds
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Reading Across Rhode Island season.
Register for the January 26th event at the link below! Please note that registration for the April 8th Jason Reynolds Reading Across Rhode Island Author Event will be available on the Rhode Island Center for the Book website in February.