We are pleased to announce that the Community Read selection for the upcoming AY17/18 is The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. Drawing on new interviews, Kiernan’s non-fiction work tells the stories of women who participated in the Manhattan Project to build the first nuclear bombs; they moved from all over the U.S. to work and live in the top-secret Oak Ridge, Tennessee, “atomic city” created during World War II. (Go here for more information on this acclaimed, bestselling book.)
The Community Read Steering Committee is currently developing events to support this next year’s program. Please stay tuned during the summer for more updates, and thank you once again for supporting the Community Read!