Read Across McKinney

What is Read Across McKinney?

Read Across McKinney is a month-long initiative to bring people together over a great book. We hold themed events and programs, book discussions, and author talks throughout the month to complement our book selection and encourage people to make new connections in the community.

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The October 2021 Selection


If We Were Villains, by M. L. Rio
A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingenue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe.

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Past Selections

  • 2021 - If We Were Villains, by M. L. Rio
  • 2019 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • 2017 - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
  • 2013 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • 2011 - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • 2006 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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