This year’s community read title, An American Sunrise, is a book of poetry by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. The book captures Harjo’s thoughts and feelings about her personal history and the larger history of her Native American ancestors. This year, the National Endowment for the Arts urged us to choose a book from their list that would inspire discussion that reflects on where we’ve been, where we are today, and where we’re going. Sharing a book with friends and neighbors helps to build and deepen relationships and we hope the events that have been planned do just that in our city.
For more information on the NEA Big Read: Attleboro, visit attleboros1abc.org.