North Carolina Reads, North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club, annually features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equity and the history and culture of North Carolina. From February to June 2024, NC Humanities will host virtual monthly book club discussion events where participants will hear from guest speakers, including book authors and topic experts. Libraries, community groups, and individuals across North Carolina are encouraged to read along with NC Humanities, and then host their own local community book discussion programs to accompany NC Humanities’ virtual events.
The North Carolina Reads 2024 book selections are:
- February 2024: Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt by Phoebe Zerwick
- March 2024: Poster Girls by Meredith Ritchie
- April 2024: American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience by Diya Abdo
- May 2024: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
- June 2024: Welcome to the Circus of Baseball by Ryan McGee