ReadDavidson is a town-wide initiative organized by a group of avid readers, Main Street Books, the Davidson Public Library, and the Town of Davidson. Since 2007, books have been chosen annually, and book-related events have been planned to make each book come to life. Each year, Davidson residents are invited to participate in programs and events.
For the first time ever, the ReadDavidson Committee chose FOUR books so that readers of all ages could get involved! Virtual events highlighted each of these four selections with the aim of stimulating common conversation between friends, families, and community members.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
The Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts by Trudy Ludwig
On March 2, 16, and April 1 at 7:00 p.m., there were virtual panel discussions of sequential portions of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. On April 17, 22, and 24, Main Street Books virtually hosted author talks for the remaining three books: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, and The Power of One by Tracy Ludwig. Video links for these events are available below:
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.
- March 2: Parts I-III; Watch the video HERE.
- March 16: Parts IV-V Watch the video HERE.
- April 1: Parts Vi-VII Watch the video HERE.
April 17: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams(Middle Grades Fiction) with Robin McLennon
- Watch the video HERE
April 24: The Power of One by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Mike Curato
The ReadDavidson initiative would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors:
- Main Street Books
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
- Davidson Public Library
Prior ReadDavidson selections
2021: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson; Legendborn by Tracy Deonn; Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams; The Power of One by Trudy Ludwig
2019: Varina by Charles Frazier
2018: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
2017: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2016: Wherever There is Light by Peter Golden
2015: Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
2014: One Second After by William Forstchen
2013: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
2012: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
2011: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2010: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
2009: The Color of Water by James McBride
2008: One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
2007: The Bridge by Doug Marlette