HPPR Radio Readers Book Club
Many things have been suspended as those of us across the High Plains meet the challenges of living in a COVID-19 world. You may have noticed that we ended the 2020 Spring Read – Radio Waves rather abruptly and that we postponed the 2020 Fall Read until spring. One thing that hasn’t changed is that many of us are still reading! That’s why we have posted the final Radio Reader BookBytes from Radio Waves and are announcing the upcoming 2021 Spring Read – Cultures in a Common Land.
Please feel free to read and listen to the BookBytes posted below and please pick up your reading glasses to get started on the 2021 Spring Read. Radio Reader BookBytes will begin next January, but we hope you’ll begin reading now!
Through our theme Cultures in a Common Land we’ll explore the ways in which individuals and families whose world views vary widely on many fronts learn to live together – or not. There is a lot to think about regarding the ways in which environment, culture and experience influence the ways in which we interact as well as in which we view our common worlds. This series begins with Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible followed by Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Dream and the Collision of Two Cultures. The last book in the series will be Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by author Ken Nerburn.
If you’re interested in joining the Radio Readers Steering Committee, serving as a book leader or contributing a Radio Readers BookByte, simply contact Kathleen Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Become an HPPR Radio Reader today! Click here to join the Book Club—and stay informed by liking our Facebook page!
To download materials from previous seasons of the Book Club, either scroll back through previous listings or visit our archive.
HPPR Radio Readers Book Club is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Radio Readers Lon Frahm of Colby, KS and Lynne Hewes of Cimarron, KS. Please join us in thanking them for their support!