Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2013: Book Finalists

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

The theme for the 2013 AA/Ypsi Reads is "Understanding Race." A screening committee has narrowed book choices covering this theme down to three titles: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander; The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; and Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Social Justice, 3rd revised and expanded edition by Paul Kivel.

A selection committee of community leaders and educators in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area will meet in late October to choose one of three books as the focus for this year.

You may add your comments about the books through the AA/Ypsi Reads website. Each book's web page has an "add a new comment" section. The selection committee will check the blogs periodically for comments. Locate copies of the books through the AADL catalog!