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The Summer Reading Challenge is a reading program for sll ages. The adult selection in 2015 is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand


Click on book jacket and follow instructions to place a hold.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption and Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, won the Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, landed on more than fifteen best-of-the-year lists, and inspired the film Seabiscuit, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.  She is serving as a consultant on the Universal Pictures feature film based on Unbroken. Hillenbrand’s New Yorker article, “A Sudden Illness,” won the National Magazine Award. Her work has also appeared in such publications as the New York TimesVanity Fair, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She and actor Gary Sinise were cofounders of Operation International Children, a charity that provided school supplies to children through American troops



Also by Ms. Hillenbrand:

River Reads Top 5 - Click the title to go directly to the Catalog and place a hold.


To get the Summer Reading Challenge complete brochure, click here.

To log your items for the Challenge, click here.



Read with us and win a prize!

*For every 100 pages read, the patron gets one ticket in the prize drawing.
*For every 2 programs attended, the patron gets a ticket in the prize drawing.
*Read Strong finale, program attendance and pages will count double.
*Bone Remains and the other Top Five books (listed in the brochure), will count double pages.

Read Strong will take place Saturday, July 26th from 11 am - 1 pm at all branches.


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River Reads begins in June 2015.


If you have any questions or comments, email us at River Reads

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