Reading across ri

Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 17th year by encouraging everyone to read What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Registration is now Open for Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s author event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Building, 36 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

General Admission Tickets are $10 and include admission to the talk and a book signing after the event.

VIP tickets are $35 and include admission to the talk, plus a reception beginning at 7:30pm at Ochre Court.

You can register here

Resource Guide

Curriculum Resource Guide

Living Literature 2019 RARI Performance Schedule


Learn more on the RARI Program Page

Contact Kate Lentz at for sets of books available for loan to classroom teachers, library discussion groups and senior centers. Further reading lists, book discussion guides, the author’s website, audio interviews and other supplementary materials may be found on the Rhode Island Center for the Book website at


2018 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2017 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

2016 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

2015 Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

2014 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

2013 The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb

2012 Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

2011 The Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney

2010 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

2009   Five Skies by Ron Carlson

2008   Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2007   The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

2006   Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

2005   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

2004   The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

2003   Wish You Well by David Baldaci

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