We've been delighted to read and discuss George by Alex Gino with the community over the past few months. It is now time for the main event. Alex Gino will give their talk next week, Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 PM via Zoom. To easily register for
Community Reads are powerful because of the way they bring people together to participate in a shared experience. The FCBF seeks to choose books that are timely, build community identity, and increase empathy--books like George. As you read George by Alex Gino for the 2021
Fox Cities, get ready! The 2021 Reads announcement is coming and we have some extra special events in store to celebrate. Read on for all the details. In January, the Fox Cities Book Festival will announce the book choice for the 2021 Fox Cities Reads.
The Fox Cities Book Festival was delighted to promote The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir as our 2020 Fox Cities Reads with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. When COVID-19 spread, it was a difficult, but clear, decision to postpone Kao Kalia Yang's spring
WHO IS KAO KALIA YANG? Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American and the author of our 2020 Fox Cities Reads, The Latehomecomer. Yang's virtual presentation will be held on October 11 at 6:00pm. Her story is a moving and inspirational tale. One Fox Cities reader
Our mission is to celebrate books and authors to build an engaged community of readers. Our goal every year for the last twelve years has been to keep our events free of charge. This year we are asking patrons of our festival to help us
"Think about the brain power, the human creativity that we just squander," Matthew Desmond said, looking out at a crowd in the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel on April 12. Evictions have lasting negative effects on families, predominately in children. And that doesn't just effect one
Special thanks to Katie Chicquette Adams, a public school teacher, for this guest blog post. I’ve worked downtown at Appleton’s alternative high school program as its Language Arts teacher for ten years. Students at risk of not graduating, of losing housing, health, or safety, of
The Fox Cities Reads featured selection for 2019 is Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Evicted has won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.
This coming week we celebrate the culmination of Fox Cities Read 2018 with a visit from Ruta Sepetys, author of Salt to the Sea, to the Fox Valley.