Pierce County READS

Pierce County Reads

Community Program

Award-winning, #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel trilogy “March” brings the memories of the Civil Rights Movement to life. Co-author Congressman John Lewis (Georgia), a key figure of the Civil Rights Movement, shares his remarkable story with co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell to educate and inspire a new generation.

As a community partner with the Pierce County Library System, the Puyallup Public Library will again be participating in this annual community read. Pierce County READS will start March 11th and run through May 11th. The program will include free community events throughout the county.

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Local Programs

Talk, share, and participate in free events during Pierce County READS. Pierce County Library System, The News Tribune, and several community partners offer free events for you to further engage in this community-wide program.

Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest
Daudi Abe

April 4
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Civil Rights History in Today’s Popular Culture

Discover the history behind not only the Northwest’s Grammy-winning rappers, but its world champion break dance crew, its internationally read hip-hop magazine, the producers who collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, its world-renowned clothing designers, and the grassroots organizations dedicated to community service and education in "Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest." Discover how Northwest hip hop is a living document of our region’s social and political movements, styles, energies, and ideologies, and how it embodies a unique sense of community. Daudi Abe is brought to the library by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Author Event

Meet co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell.

Congressman John Lewis may appear with a special video message.

Friday, May 11, 7 p.m
Pacific Lutheran University
Olson Auditorium, 124th St. S.,
Tacoma, WA

Pierce County Library and The News Tribune present Pierce County READS, sponsored by KeyBank Foundation and the McGavick Conference Center. Please visit Pierce County READS for more information on the author and the full schedule of free community events taking place.
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