December 2022—February 2023

What if everyone in Jackson County read the same books?

Each winter, JCLS and the Jackson County Library Foundation invite residents to join the Rogue Reads Challenge, where participants of all ages read and discuss the same books. This three-month program takes place December through February and features the 2022-23 theme: Music & Community. 

Join the Rogue Reads Challenge on Beanstack, pick up a bingo card at your branch, or download a copy below, then read and discuss this year’s titles: Music is History by Questlove (adults), If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth (teens), Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (tweens), and Because by Mo Willems (children and families). Track your participation on Beanstack, or turn in your bingo card for chances to win fun music-themed prizes: 

  • Acoustic guitar and case 
  • Four passes to the Britt Orchestra concert season 
  • $50 iTunes gift card 
  • Basket full of goodies 

Look for exciting Rogue Reads programs, including virtual author talks with Hena Khan and Eric Gansworth, a family-friendly Rogue Valley Symphony concert at the Craterian featuring the song in Mo Willems’ Because, and a screening of Summer of Soul, Questlove’s Grammy award-winning documentary. Register for these events and view the complete schedule at 

Read the Books:

Amina’s Voice
Discussion Guide: English / Spanish
See additional resources below
Reserve a Book Club in a Bag (10 copies)
If I Ever Get Out of Here
Discussion Guide: English / Spanish
Reserve a Book Club in a Bag (10 copies)
Discussion Guide: English / Spanish
Special Storytime Video
See additional resources below

Amina’s Voice: Additional Resources

Because: Additional Resources

Rogue Reads Sponsors

This program is made possible with generous support from our sponsors: 

Britt Music & Arts Festival 

Jefferson Public Radio 

107.5 KISS FM 

The Valley 106.3