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Malden Reads announces 2018 selection

Malden Reads is pleased to announce the book selection for 2018, the eighth year of Malden’s popular “One City, One Book” program—The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel debuted … Continue reading

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Malden Reads announces Top 8 finalist book choices for 2018

The Malden Reads Book Selection Committee has been busy reading all summer! Made up of almost 20 diverse members of the community, the committee has been considering a list of … Continue reading

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2017 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

“The city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony.” – Mary McGrory, American journalist With this quote at the center of its philosophy, Malden Reads is pleased … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

2016 – “The Martian” by Andy Weir

Book Selection for 2016 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 forces … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – 2015

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan was the main book selection for the fifth year of the popular community reading program. The book was named Best Book of the Year (2012) … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – 2014

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was chosen as the feature selection for Malden Reads 2014. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie was chosen as the feature selection for Malden Reads 2013.  Winner of the National Book Award, this semi- autobiographical … Continue reading

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Outcasts United – 2012

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

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The Soloist – 2011

The 2011 Malden Reads selection was The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Click here to find out more about this engaging work of nonfiction. For younger readers, a selection of age … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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