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About Read Across Lawrence

Read Across Lawrence uses literature as a springboard to launch community conversations about important issues of our times.   Each year, we distribute 1,000 free copies of the selected book and invite cornerstone community institutions to host lectures, panels, discussion groups and film screenings throughout Lawrence.



Previous Read Across Lawrence selections:

2012 – Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

2011 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2008 – Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff by Pam Grout

2007 – Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff

2006 - The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

2005 – Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories by Luci Tapahanso

2004 – The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

2003 – Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Tom Averill

2002 – Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes

2001 – Having Our Say by Sarah and Elizabeth Delaney

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