is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of your Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues. Our informal discussions will focus on the book itself, as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world. Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics. We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book!
This summer and fall, Lafayette READS! is participating in the larger annual community reading program, On the Same Page, which unites the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior in a shared reading experience, with book discussions and related programming.
Read on to learn about the On The Same Page Book selection and upcoming events! Our next Lafayette READS! selection will be announced in September, with a book discussion to follow in December.
On the Same Page Book Selection
About the Book
Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner
Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner is the New York Times bestseller about a young black man's journey from violence and despair to the threshold of stardom.
The book chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom. Bergner takes readers on Ryan's, introducing a cast of memorable characters--including the two teachers from his childhood who redirect his rage into music, and his long-lost father who finally reappears to hear Ryan sing.