By an overwhelming majority, Miami Valley readers selected David McCullough's latest nonfiction book, The Wright Brothers, to be the Big Read title for 2017. The book received 46.1% of the 2,193 votes cast online and at area libraries, beating the runner up Lock In by 529 votes. Third place was Being Mortal and fourth place was Between the World and Me.
The Wright Brothers 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 12-April 16, 2017. The ending date coincides with the 150th anniversary of Wilber Wright’s birth.
A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Wright Brothers (Biography) tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo who changed the course of history with powered flight. Known as America’s historian, author David McCullough is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
View a Library of Congress video of the David McCullough discussing his book and innovation at the turn of the century in the Dayton, Ohio region.
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.