Vermont Reads 2019

The 2019 Vermont Reads title 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. The Hartland Library is participating by providing a number of Vermont Reads-themed events.

For more information on Vermont Reads, visit the Vermont Humanities website.

VT Reads After-School Program: Friday, September 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We will read “Show Way” by Jacqueline Woodson and “Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky” by Faith Ringgold. We will spend time examining the artwork in these books and create our own quilt designs that tell our personal stories. For kids third grade and up.

VT Reads Book Discussion: Wednesday, October 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of the Vermont Reads 2019 book, March: Book One. This graphic novel tells the story of John Lewis, his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation.

VT Reads Movie Night: Friday, October 18, 6:00 p.m.

Uncomfortable Truth: The History of Racism in America

When the son of a civil rights hero dives into the 400-year history of racism in America, he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family was involved from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America – from slavery to the Jim Crow era, from lynchings to protests – told through a very personal and honest story. Winner of Best Documentary at the Utah Film Awards, National Black Film Festival, and the Park City International Film Festival.

TED and Friends Cafe: Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Short video followed by discussion.

VT Reads Movie Night: Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

When Justice Isn’t Just

Directed by Oscar-nominee David Massey, this dynamic documentary explores why so many unarmed people of color have been shot and killed by police officers. Police officers, legal experts, local activists all weigh in, delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America’s judicial system.

Massey, an NAACP Image Award Winner, also addresses so-called “Black on Black” violent crime. An essential and balanced addition to the ongoing discussion about violence, reform and r

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