We are excited to announce Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard as our 2021 book selection!
Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.
Reimagining the Little Read Lakeshore as a Hybrid Program
What is a hybrid program?
Because of COVID-19, we had to pivot and switch to offering a virtual program last year. This year it is our hope to provide both in-person AND virtual events as well as virtual options for attending in-person events.
Little to no travel. Attend most events in the comfort of your own home. Attend some in person.
Real-time virtual and/or in-person interactions with speakers and fellow participants.
Some events will be offered in-person and some will be offered virtually. Some will be offered as both.
Going virtual allows us to include speakers beyond our geographical reach.
Guiding Questions for 2021 Program
Whose histories are told? Whose are silenced?
Why is it important for us to learn about Native American history and culture?
What is a poem? What does it mean to pay attention, listen, notice?
Ways to Get Involved
Read the book
Our book's topics and themes are timely and relevant.
Attend our events
Our events offer a variety of perspectives, experiences, and angles on the book.
Interact with others
Our goal is that you listen and learn from others as well as sharing your own ideas and experiences.
Our community becomes stronger when you make positive changes in response to your interactions with the book.
Find The Book
Participating libraries will host book giveaways in the fall.
You can also find the titles at participating libraries beginning in June. Book club bags are available at select locations.
- Cook Library (Western Theological Seminary)
- Fennville District Library
- Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville
- Georgetown Township Public Library
- Herrick District Library
- Howard Miller Public Library
- Loutit District Library
- Patmos Library
- Saugatuck-Douglas District Library
- Spring Lake District Library
- Van Wylen Library (Hope College)