The Arlington Reads Together community read program launched in 2003 as a way of bringing Arlington together through literature. Last summer, the ART selection committee chose Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum as the community read for 2021, and here you’ll find a host of related programming including a special event with Dr. Tatum. The ART calendar of events offers a wide variety of opportunities to address issues, understand differences and create connections.
Copies of the book are available via the Minuteman Library Network catalog. Thanks to a grant from the Arlington Libraries Foundation additional copies of the book are available as digital downloads via the Digital Collection and Libby app.
Arlington Reads Together is supported annually by the Diversity Task Group of Envision Arlington, the Arlington Libraries Foundation, and the Friends of the Robbins Library. This year we also welcome the Arlington Educational Foundation as a major supporter.
Learn more and sign up for events:
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