Vermont Reads: We Contain Multitudes

Read over break and come discuss next semester. Multiple copies available for check-out in the library.

Vermont Reads choice for 2021

The library and CU’s Peer Advocates for Change invite you to join us in reading the novel We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra. This book is the 2021 selection for Vermont Reads, a program of the Vermont Humanities Council.

From the VHS website:

“Our Vermont Reads choice for 2021 a novel in letters. It tells the paired stories of two very different teenage boys who are initially reluctant to participate in a pen-pal assignment from their high school English teacher, but ultimately grow well beyond the boundaries of the school project to reveal earth-shattering revelations about themselves and their families.

The novel contains many strands relevant to current community conversations including economic disparities, how veterans return from war, domestic violence, opioid addiction, bullying, and coming out. But lest it sound too heavy, it is also a beautiful story of friendship, poetry, coming of age, and aspiring to move beyond social expectations.”

There is plenty to talk about in this compelling and emotional book! Look for an announcement next semester of a book discussion event coming in February.

If the library’s copies are all checked out, please see your public library for a copy.

More information about the book and the Vermont Reads program on the Vermont Humanities Council website

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