MacMahan Reads

This year we will participate in virtual MacMahan Reads.  The following are proposed books for discussion and dates.  

July 15, 2020 10a.m.
One Goal by Amy BassThis is the inspiring story of the Lewiston soccer team that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state, and ultimately, national glory.  A timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.  A reviewer said, “At a time when America seems consumed by divisiveness and hate, along comes One Goal, a beautiful and important reminder that humanity’s strength is its togetherness.”  –Jeff Pearlman–
ALSO
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate – This story, told entirely in free verse, narrates the experience of a young boy Kek who has fled to the United States to escape the violence and upheaval in his native Sudan.  

August 13, 2020 10a.m. —Poetry Salon.  Share favorite poems.  

August 19, 2020 10a.m.
This Life is In Your Hands:  One Dream, Sixty Acres and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman
This is a timely and honest portrait of Coleman’s own childhood experience in the 60’s and 70’s in Cape Rosier, ME with her homesteading parents who were protege’s of Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of Living the Good Life.  

All three books are available as e-books from public libraries, from Amazon and on Kindle.
Happy Reading!!

The Literary Committee