Wayne County Reads

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is a one book, one-community project started in Wayne County, N.C. in 2004. In addition to discussing each book’s literary merits, WCR provides free public programs such as lectures, exhibits, performances, films, discussions, demonstrations, contests and festivals that explore the themes and issues in the books.

About the 2019 Book Selection

The New York Times bestseller, Educated by Tara Westover, recounts a young woman’s struggles to gain an education and through that, a way out of her harsh life with her Mormon survivalist family living in Idaho. Programs will be held during the month of March, and will focus on lifelong learning, and its role in building resiliency.

The book can be borrowed from local Wayne County Public Library branches or purchased from the Wayne Community College Bookstore and Books-A-Million in Goldsboro.

The 2019 Wayne County Reads partners include:
  • Wayne Community College
  • Wayne County Public Library
  • Literacy Connections
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Library
  • Wayne County Public Schools
Past Selections:
Past Selections