CCR sponsoring "Breakfast Serial"
Each year, Centre County Reads sponsors a "Breakfast Serial", a
serialized short novel that runs in the Centre Daily Times each week. This
year's serial, Reading the Sky by Avi, started Sunday, June
The author said that, "I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of
a perfect crime.Reading the Sky is loosely based on Dan “D. B.”
Cooper’s successful heist and disappearance on November 24, 1971."T
The main character is Jamie. He's a dyslexic, and though he may not be
able to read words on a page, he can read clouds and what he sees is as
wondrous as it is unbelievable—to others. One summer day he sees a man in
a business suit parachute from an airplane. When he tells his family and
friend Gillian, no one believes him. But, not only are Jamie’s perceptions
accurate, the man is a thief who has stolen a million dollars and kidnaps
Gillian. When she leaves a written note as to where she's being
taken, Jamie is in a double bind: no one thinks he's seen anything real
and he can't read the message.Reading the Sky brings high
adventure from the sky and on and off the page.
Join us for the reading.
The book for 2009 was
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
About the book
This award-winning graphic novel is Satrapi's touching (and funny)
memior about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. More.
About the author
More about Marjane
We had many activities for adults and kids, including discussion groups
at local libraries, and movies. More.
Centre County resident Rick Bryant reviewed Persepolis in
the Centre Daily Times and on Bookmark, WPSU's radio book review program.
review or download the
The Daily Collegian, Penn State's student newspaper,
ran this article with interviews of those who've read the book.
Persepolis: The Movie
Sunday, February 22, 1 p.m.
The State Theatre
A crowd turned out to see the Academy Award nominated animated film
based on Persepolis and its sequel Persepolis 2.
A group of Iranian students will introduce the film and will follow
with a Q&A session about Iran today at Schlow Library.
Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, State
College (PA) Branch
Get The Book
Copies of Persepolis are available for check out from your local
library or for purchase at Barnes & Noble, Webster’s, the Student
Bookstore or other local bookstores.
Barnes & Noble of State College will match the first 50 copies of
Persepolis purchased at their store with donations to local
Found a CCR Book?
Centre County Reads is distributing free books around the county --
just look for the CCR bookplate inside the cover. If you find a book, feel
free to read it and pass it along.
Then, if you've got time, tell your fellow readers where you found it
and what you thought about it.
Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk with us on the CCR blog
Dotty Delafield and Pat Griffith—both librarians and Centre County
Reads officers—are blogging about the CCR activities at the Centre Daily
Times website. Pat and Dottie are making book suggestions for summer
reading and would like hear what you're reading too. Join the discussion