DPL's A Novel Idea

For the past 18 years, Deschutes Public Library has sponsored Central Oregon's Community Read. They have two books to celebrate this year! Our wonderful community readers and library staff selected The Other Americans by Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami as the 2021 read. They are also pleased to introduce the A Novel Idea: Youth Edition with the award-winning debut novel Front Desk by Kelly Yang, which is ideal for readers in third through eighth grades. You can read all about the program and events in their Readers Guide. The community read events culminate with author programs on May 1, 2021 and May 2, 2021. PIck up your copies today and start participating in this long-time Bend tradition! 

The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2020

Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019