Meet the author virtually and share in the conversation with your community.

READ  –  THINK  –  TALK  –  LISTEN  –  GROW

Author Presentations

Alex Gino

Book Clubs & Discussions

School Visits

2021 Fox Cities Reads Events

Please check often for details about upcoming author events, book clubs, discussions, school visits, and more! 

Thank you to Alex Gino for inspiring our community with live virtual events and discussions about George, a powerful MG book about identity, authenticity, and acceptance.

  • Watch a recording of Alex Gino’s virtual event on the Fox Cities Book Festival’s Facebook page!

Alex Gino is the author of, George, our 2021 selection for the Fox Cities Reads.

You can borrow physical or digital copies of, George , from your local Fox Cities library or purchase from your favorite local book seller. If you prefer to purchase online, you can do so from our affiliate partner, Bookshop.

Special thanks to community partners for their support, including members of the Reads Committee, The Book Shop, Diverse and Resilient, Celebrate Diversity, Heartbrain, and Helen Boyd.

Please direct questions about Fox Cities Reads to: info@foxcitiesbookfestival.org or to your local Fox Cities public library.

Past Reads

2021

Alex Gino, George

2020

Kao Kalia Yang, The Latehomecomer

2019
Dr. Matthew Desmond, Evicted

2018
Ruta Sepetys, Salt To The Sea

2017
Sharon Draper, Stella By Starlight

2016
David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

2015
Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

2014
R. J. Palacio, Wonder

2013
Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder

2012
Bill Strickland, Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

2011
Luis Alberto Urrea, Into the Beautiful North and The Devil’s Highway

2010
Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark

2009
Michael Perry, Off Main Street, Population: 485, and Truck

2008
Alice Hoffman, Blackbird House and Green Angel

2007
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed