The Underdogs will be the subject of book discussions and programs taking place at many area libraries, schools and other venues during the community reading project, March 4 - April 14, 2018.
"In THE UNDERDOGS, Greene gives us a selection of deftly reported and illuminatingly researched stories that go much deeper than sentimental click bait, documenting the powerful ways dogs are helping reach some of the most vulnerable among us: children with disabilities… These are riveting stories not just because Greene, a master of narrative, picked good ones, but because she explains just how these relationships work at both ends of the leash. It’s not all feel-good Facebook fodder — there is one particularly unsparing tale of utter heartbreak here — but they’re important and revelatory stories. Greene invites us not to just marvel at the hero dogs, but understand them a little better, too."” –Kerry Lauerman, "Amazing Dogs that Change the Lives of Children with Disabilities," The Washington Post, 5-29-16
Miami Valley residents, friends, co-workers, neighbors and strangers read the same book and join together for thought-provoking discussions and events. This six-week program is held annually in late winter/early spring. Details about The Big Read are announced at your nearest library, bookstore, and through the Dayton Daily News.
Go to www.bigread.org to find more information and more book discussion events.
Join in with your community in discussing this book! The Library will be holding Big Read Book Discussions in early spring. Registration is not required.
Didn't get to join us for these prior Big Read book discussions? Check them out. You're sure to find they are a great read!
Washington-Centerville Public Library is a founding sponsor of The Big Read. The program is sponsored by a collaborative group of Miami Valley libraries, bookstores, universities, the Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library and other non-profit organizations and the Dayton Daily News.