Join Us For NCRL Virtual Reads in August!

Connect with authors online! This Summer, we are bringing you an incredible line up of authors for our NCRL Virtual Reads program.

On Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m., meet Ijeoma Oluo, author of New York Times bestselling book, So You Want to Talk about Race. On Tuesday, August 25 at 4 p.m., meet Jason Reynolds, award winning and bestselling author of novels and poetry for young adult and middle grade audiences.

Ijeoma Oluo is the bestselling author of So You Want to Talk about Race, a hard hitting, user-friendly examination of race in America. Ijeoma guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

So You Want to Talk About Race is available as an ebook and digital audiobook through our Overdrive service. It is also available as an audiobook through our Hoopla service. The digital audiobooks through both Overdrive and Hoopla are available with no wait times through July 27. Start at

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Co-sponsored by NCRL, Confluence Health, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, and the Icicle Fund. Also in partnership with the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and Wenatchee Valley College.

Jason Reynolds’ books include the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Long Way Down, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, and most recently he co-authored Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You with Ibram X. Kendi. Jason is also the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (2020-2021).

Jason Reynolds books are available through our Overdrive and Hoopla services. Start at

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