2021 SaratogaREADS! Selections
Saratoga Springs Public Library is pleased to announce that Saratoga Soul Brandtville Blues, by Carol Daggs is the 2021 SaratogaREADS! selection. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is the Junior Companion. A variety of library programs inspired by both selections are in the planning stages.Read More
The 2021 Saratoga Reads! Junior Companion Book Choice Announcement
Saratoga Reads! Junior Announcement
Narrated primarily by Red, an ancient red oak tree to which the townspeople annually tie their wishes, written on scraps of cloth or paper; and by the animals who reside there, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is the 2021 SaratogaREADS! Junior Companion selection. With its unusual point of view, snappy dialog, and gorgeous illustrations, Wishtree entertains as it explores the themes of diversity, adversity, friendship, love for your neighbors, and preservation of nature and traditions. This year we’ll also be offering a reading program to coincide with the book. Continue reading for more…Read More
2020 SaratogaREADS! Selections
Inspired by growing local and national interest in examining systems of inequity and celebrating our diversity, Saratoga Springs Public Library has chosen Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah as the 2020 SaratogaREADS! selection.
New Kid, a graphic novel by Jerry Craft, about an African-American middle-schooler from Washington Heights who finds himself feeling out of place at a fancy and decidedly un-diverse private school at the other end of the city, is the 2020 SaratogaREADS! Junior Companion.Read More