Vermont communities are invited to participate in a statewide read of two books for Vermont Reads 2016: Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World and Caroline Alexander’s The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition. 2016 will be the hundredth anniversary year of the climactic and dramatic conclusion of the Endurance expedition (1914–1916). Vermont Reads Shackleton will afford Vermont students and adults alike the opportunity to consider, among other things, the power of vision, courage, and perseverance, the nature of leadership, and the spirit of adventure and exploration. Vermonters will learn about the expedition itself, consider its historical context (including World War I, and Arctic and Antarctic exploration generally), and come to understand better what is happening today to ice in the Arctic, Antarctica, and glaciers worldwide.
Libraries, schools, and other nonprofit organizations may apply; collaboration among town organizations and businesses is strongly encouraged.
- Receive free books and programming support for your community
- Host readings, discussions, and community events in your schools, libraries, and local businesses
- Listen to Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Reads feature
Apply – Applications due June 3, 2016
Visit www.vermontreads.org or call (802) 262-1355