Rogue Reads is Back!
With so much pulling our focus away from each other, Rogue Reads provides an opportunity to come together. Reading books on the same themes or topics, and this year by the same author, gives our patrons the opportunity to have fruitful conversations with family, friends, neighbors, and community members throughout Jackson County. This year we’re reading books by acclaimed author, Julia Alvarez!
Learn more about Alvarez and this year’s selections below. Plus, join us from December through February for programs centered around the selected books as well as our annual reading challenge where you can earn exclusive Beanstack badges, and even a special Rogue Reads butterfly pin!
Play Rogue Reads Bingo and earn an exclusive butterfly pin (while supplies last)!
Join us for an Author Talk with Julia Alvarez on 2/1/24.
Julia Alvarez is a highly acclaimed Dominican-American writer known for her compelling and richly textured literary works that delve into the complexities of cultural identity, migration, and the immigrant experience. Born in New York City and raised in the Dominican Republic, Alvarez skillfully weaves together the threads of her heritage, history, and personal stories in her writing. Alvarez’s work reflects a deep understanding of displacement, belonging, and the enduring power of family and culture. Her poetic prose and passionate advocacy for social issues have earned her widespread recognition and numerous awards, establishing her as a prominent voice in contemporary literature.
A community that reads together grows together.