Upland Public Library’s Book to Action Based on Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Upland Public Library‘s 2020 Book to Action series is based on Jason Reynold‘s Long Way Down. The library is partnering with local high schools and Get Lit, a local nonprofit that uses poetry to increase literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities. The Upland Public Library Book to Action series will take place online and includes a poetry workshop with Get Lit, a poetry slam with Get Lit, and a community book discussion of Long Way Down. Upland Public Library cardholders can access digital copies (eBook and eAudio) of Long Way Down on Overdrive / Libby. The library highly recommends the audiobook, which is narrated by the author. All events are ages 13+ and require an RSVP to katherine.laird@uplandlibrary.org.

About Book to Action – Book to Action is a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.