Malden Reads is partnering with Malden Arts, in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and the Malden Historical Society, on a series of activities this summer: Malden Arts Mondays. Every Monday in July and August, these activities will introduce you to a new special person of note from our community and help you learn about Malden’s history. Participants will be entered for cash prizes for local restaurants and ice cream shops!
In light of recent news, events like Malden Juneteenth are more important than ever in our community showing solidarity and standing together. We are proud to have selected books like The Hate U Give and The Story of Ruby Bridges. We remember this statement from Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give:
“I look at books as being a form of activism because a lot of times they’ll show us a side of the world that we may not have known about.”
Watch the video for some amazing contributions, poems and music that really captured the Heart and Spirit of the Malden Juneteenth Event!
With your contributions, Malden Reads can host programs for families and kids, create community connections and promote cultural education through events related to the current book selections. Thank you!