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Malden Reads announces 2019 main book selection

“As A-ma said, every story, every dream, every waking minute of our lives is filled with one fateful coincidence after another.” Malden Reads is pleased to announce its 2019 book … Continue reading

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2019 Companion Books

Malden Reads is pleased to announce the selection of companion books for young readers, all of which complement the themes of the 2019 main book selection, The Tea Girl of … Continue reading

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2018 – “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

For the eighth year of Malden’s popular “One City, One Book” program, the committee chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel debuted at the top of The New York … Continue reading

December 15, 2017

2018 Companion Books

Malden Reads is pleased to announce the selection of companion books for young readers, all of which complement the themes of the 2018 main book selection, The Hate U Give by Angie … Continue reading

December 15, 2017

2017 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman Ove (pronounced “OOH-vah”) is a curmudgeon of the highest order. He believes in order, rules, and principles. To say that he is set … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

2016 – “The Martian” by Andy Weir

“The Martian” by Andy Weir Mark Watney is a mechanical engineer, botanist, astronaut and modern-day MacGyver. And it’s a good thing, because during a mission to Mars, a dust storm … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

2015 – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan The great recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s … Continue reading

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2014 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without … Continue reading

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2013 – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie Winner of the National Book Award, this semi- autobiographical work of fiction features Arnold “Junior” Spirit, a Native American … Continue reading

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2012 – Outcasts United

“Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town” by Warren St. John This is the true story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman … Continue reading

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