"A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Challenge
Saturday, June 1 - Friday, August 16

Mount Vernon City Library challenges you to read for 50 days (for at least 20 minutes) this summer! Multiple chances to win prizes! Sign up at the library, online at or by downloading the Beanstack Mobile Tracker App. 

Book Club

"One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus
Thursday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. 

Based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries, this is the story of May Dodd—a remarkable woman who, in 1875, travels through the American West to marry the chief of the Cheyenne Nation. 

Genre: Historical Fiction

"Cuba, Adios: A Young Man's Journey to Freedom" by Lorenzo Pablo Martinez
Thursday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m. 

Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children escaped Fidel Castro’s communist regime as part of an airlift known as Operación Pedro Pan. Lorenzo Pablo Martinez was one of these children. In "Cuba, Adios: A Young Man's Journey to Freedom", Martínez vividly recounts his participation in a program that bridged two different cultures and achieved great political significance over the years. 

Genre: Autobiography


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