What if all of Malden reads the same book?
Malden Reads is a One City One Book program brought to Malden by a collaboration between Urban Media Arts and the Malden Public Library, that explores what happens when everyone in Malden reads the same book and explores its themes together in various activities.
Initiatied in 2010, it has grown to include more community members, organizations, and events. Each year it hosts book discussions, educational programs, film screenings, and more events–which are developed around themes within the book selection.
Malden Reads’ first season began in 2011, with The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Over the years, book selection include The Martian by Andy Weir, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo marks Malden Reads’ 12th season!
Malden Reads works in collaboration with UMA, Malden Public Library, city leaders, and community groups and residents.