Many Voices, Many Stories

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A series of virtual events brought to you by the Oak Park Public Library

Oak Park’s traditional summer reading program for adults and teens debuts June 1, reinvented as Many Voices, Many Stories. This all-virtual, summer-long program features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration.

Please visit the Oak Park Public Library's website for more information about the program and all the virtual events that are happening this summer.

1919 Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781608465989
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Haymarket Books - June 11th, 2019

NPR Best Books of 2019
Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2019

Chicago Review of Books Best Poetry Book of 2019
O Magazine Best Books by Women of Summer 2019
The Millions Must-Read Poetry of June 2019
LitHub Most Anticipated Reads of Summer 2019


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$17.09
ISBN: 9781419718786
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

National bestseller
2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist
ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection
ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui

The Book of Unknown Americans (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$13.50
ISBN: 9780345806406
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year


Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062851345
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Dey Street Books - September 3rd, 2019

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American.”  Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow


Queenie Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781501196027
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - November 5th, 2019

ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT!

“[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bes


The Refugees Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780802127365
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Grove Press - January 2nd, 2018

From the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Refugees is the second piece of fiction from a powerful voice in American letters, praised as "beautiful and heartrending" (Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker), "terrific" (Chicago Tribune), and "an important and incisive book" (Washington Post)