Continue the conversation with racial equity resources

Whatcom READS events are intended to be community conversation-starters. Continue the dialogue with these local resources and events. We hope these links provide new opportunities to learn, grow and connect with our wonderful community. EVENTS Celebrate King’s life and legacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of … Read more

Cascadia Weekly article: The Long Arc of Slavery

Amy Kepferle, Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Cascadia Weekly writes about the power and hope in  Canadian author Esi Edugyan’s book Washington Black and the story’s relevance in today’s world: “The collective of libraries and community partners in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County who selected Washington Black as the 2021 pick for the annual countywide book club … Read more

Whatcom READS announces 2021 book selection

BELLINGHAM, WA – Washington Black by Canadian author Esi Edugyan is the Whatcom READS 2021 book selection. Author Eowyn Ivey, who wrote this year’s Whatcom READS featured title To the Bright Edge of the World, made the announcement at the close of her Thursday, March 5 author event at the Mount Baker Theatre. Bestselling novelist … Read more

To the Bright Edge of the World

Book Cover: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

The Whatcom READS Steering Committee is happy to announce To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey as our book selection for 2020!  We think it is an excellent title to read and discuss this coming year in anticipation of Eowyn’s visit in early 2020. To the Bright Edge of the World is … Read more