MALDEN READS

What if all of Malden read the same book?

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

Featured

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

Featured

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

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

2011 – The Soloist

“The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music” by Steve Lopez When Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez meets Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Twitter Updates:

Upcoming Events:

  • A Conversation on Race May 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Beebe Harris School, 401 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148, USA Join us for a discussion on race and the media with special guests Keith Knight andNeil Swidey. Knight is a Malden native and well-known cartoonist and musicianwhose work often deals with political, social and racial issues. Swidey is a BostonGlobe writer and author of The Assist: Hoops, Hopes and the Game of their Lives,and co-author…
  • Sunset, Storytelling & Stargazing on Waitt's Mount May 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Waitts Mount Park, Waitts Mt Park, Malden, MA 02148, USA Held in collaboration with Ward 4 City Councillor Ryan O’Malley, join usat Waitt’s Mount Park in Malden for children’s storytelling at sunsetwith professional storyteller Sharon Kennedy, and communitystorytelling (“Stories Only You Can Tell”) under the direction of CDCollins. Stargazing begins at twilight with telescopes provided byamateur telescope makers from the Greater Boston area. Completedetails will…

Special Thanks To: