Grab some tissue and Read it and Weep! The 2020 Adult Reading Challenge is part of the Library’s Borrowed Time series addressing climate change. Earn the Read it and Weep merit badge by reading at least four of the selected twelve books throughout 2020. Each book corresponds to the theme of the month. Receive the Read it and Weep reading list in person at the Reference Desk to track your progress. Collect your badge at the Reference Desk.

MONTH THEME BOOK
JANUARY Mass Extinction
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
FEBRUARY Climate Collapse Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
MARCH Rising Seas and Marine Life The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
APRIL Environmental Racism Refinery Town by Steve Early
MAY Redwoods Wild Trees
JUNE Salmon Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate by Mark Kurlansky
JULY Wildfire Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee
AUGUST Water Resources The Dreamt Land by Mark Arax
SEPTEMBER Systemic Change On Fire by Naomi Klein
OCTOBER Food Practices We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
NOVEMBER Personal Actions Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg
DECEMBER Hope The Green New Deal by Jeremy Rifkin