Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2012 Book Selection

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2012 has chosen Daniel Tammet's book, Born On A Blue Day: Inside The Extraordinary Mind Of An Autistic Savant for next year's book selection. The three books considered for the finalist were all centered on the theme of "Language: How We Communicate."

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2012 is scheduled to occur January through February 2012. There will be multiple opportunities for the community to become involved. An author appearance has been scheduled to take place at Washtenaw Community College on Thursday evening, January 19 at 7:30 pm.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads committee members have discussed book availability and copies of the title are now being shipped to area bookstores. Both the Ann Arbor District Library and the Ypsilanti District Library own copies of the title and will order more.


Why have a link to the reads program if it is not completed yet? I'd like to know how to participate.

Thank you for your inquiry! Sorry for your frustration.

Each year, the AADL posts the book winner and the AA/Ypsi Reads links as soon as the official book selection has been made - in order to let the public know in advance about the book they will be reading for the program.

For now, we're just making people aware of the book so they can familiarize themselves with the story/author, this year's theme and also the other books that were considered. Soon the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti libraries will be getting more shipments of the "Born on the Blue Day" selection. We will be promoting this program more as we get closer to January, and that will act as a reminder for people to check the site and to stay updated on events.

The AA/Ypsi Reads program officially runs in Jan/Feb of each year. As we get closer to January, we will be adding information to the site for the "how to participate," "resources," "reads events," and other links you see on the AA/Ypsi Reads homepage.

If you want to learn how things ran last year, you can go to the "Past Reads" tab and it will guide you to resources from last year's program which are bound to be very similar to how we run things this year. This should give you a good idea of how things work.

We hope you'll participate this year and encourage you to reference the AA/Ypsi Reads site as the program starts!