Started in 2013 as a joint venture of the Millis Public Library and Millis Public Schools, Millis Reads is an effort to strengthen ties throughout the Millis community by encouraging everyone in town to read and discuss the same book. This year’s Millis Reads is going to be a little different. Instead of focusing on a single book, Millis Reads 2017 will focus on a topic and encourage everyone in town to explore that topic in whatever way works for them.

The Millis Public Library is excited to announce that the topic for Millis Reads 2017 is Race in America.

To facilitate exploration of this critical topic, the Library will be hosting a film series, a speaker series, open discussion groups, a tour of local stops on the underground railroad, and a field trip to the Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail in Boston. Additionally, the Library is providing copies of a number of excellent and accessible books concerning race, including the graphic novel trilogy March by Representative John Lewis, Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, and Citizen by Claudia Rankin, among others.

Suggested Reading

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Schedule of Events

Film Screenings

Speaker Series

Discussion Circles



Field Trips