Vermont Reads 2018: Bread and Roses, Too

Vermont Reads 2018
Bread and Roses, Too
by Katherine Paterson

“This historical novel tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” labor strike in the Lawrence, MA textile mills as seen through the eyes of a young Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.” (Vermont Humanities Council)

Every year the Vermont Humanities Council designates a “Vermont Reads” book, for Vermonters to share a common reading and cultural experience.  The 2018 book is the young adult novel Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.*

Be a Vermont Reads participant!

You can check out a copy of the book at the circulation desk in the library.  We have multiple copies.

Join library staff for any or all of these events on Wednesday, Nov. 7:

  • Introduction to the book and the history it features, and book discussion
    4:00, Library Media Center Viewing Room
  • Dinner out for Italian food to celebrate the main character’s Italian heritage
    5:30, The Palms Restaurant, 36 Strongs Ave, Rutland
  • Author talk
    Katherine Paterson is the featured speaker as part of the First Wednesdays program
    7:00, Rutland Free Library
    10 Court St, Rutland

Learn more
Resources collected by VSC librarians
about the book and the historical events it’s based on

More Vermont Reads events around the state

If you want to get a jump on 2019, the 2019 Vermont Reads book is March: Book One, the first of a trilogy written by civil rights icon John Lewis, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and award-winning graphic artist Nate Powell.

*You might know some of Katherine Paterson’s other books like Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, The Flint Heart, The King’s Equal, or The Day of the Pelican, which was 2010’s Vermont Reads book.

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