“The idea is that the city that opens the
same book closes it in greater harmony.”
— Mary McGrory, The Washington Post, March 17, 2002
The Fox Cities Book Festival in partnership with the public libraries of the Fox Cities has come together with the goal of building a larger sense of community to promote literacy. Each year, we select an author and title to promote for Fox Cities Reads and encourage the people in our communities to read, think, talk, listen, and grow together.
The 2021 Fox Cities Community Read title is George by Alex Gino
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!
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or to your local Fox Cities public library.