Hastings Reads 2017
The Japanese American Experience

Hastings Reads is a community-wide reading program that seeks to encourage reading and discussion of books and the ways in which they can help us understand the lives and experiences of ourselves and others. Everyone is invited to read the books and participate in the events. Let's start reading and talking today!

Preschool and Elementary
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow   by Amy Lee - Tai

Middle Grades and Upper Elementary
Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai

High School and Adults
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Special Events
February 4 - Hastings Reads Kick-off
February 8 - Popcorn and a Movie
February 9 - History Movie Night at HMS
February 10 - D is for Draw - Free Storytime
February 16 - Book Discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
February 16 - Gyotaku Fish Prints
February 16 - Japanese Folk Art Traditions
February 21 - Author Visit: Jamie Ford
February 24 - Family Event
February 27 - Chinese Brush Painting
TBD - Book Discussions for SEAS Students and HMS Students

For more details, visit www.hastingsreads.com.

How can you participate?
Read one or more of the books chosen for this year's Hastings Reads. Read alone, read aloud, read with others or do all three. Attend any of the Hastings Reads events scheduled throughout February by checking the 2017 Events on the www.hastingsreads.com website.



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