Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 11th year! This program, offered by the Rhode Island Center for the Book in partnership with Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, encourages students across the state in grades 4 through 6 to read the same book, and engage in community discussions and programs. The 2020 selection is Changeling by William Ritter.
Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a newborn changeling. But when the night arrives to trade a human baby for a goblin one, something goes terribly wrong. After laying the changeling in a human infant’s crib, the goblin Kull is briefly distracted. By the time he turns back, the changeling has already perfectly mimicked the human child. Too perfectly: Kull cannot tell them apart, so he leaves both babies behind. Tinn and Cole are raised as human twins, neither knowing what secrets may be buried deep inside one of them. When they are thirteen years old, a mysterious message arrives, calling the brothers to be heroes and protectors of magic. The boys must leave their sleepy town and risk their lives in the Wild Wood, journeying through the Deep Dark to reach the goblin horde and uncover who they truly are.
William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.The Oddmireis Ritter’s first series for middle-grade readers. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Jackaby series for young adult readers. Visit him online at rwillritter.wordpress.com and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR KIDS READING ACROSS RHODE ISLAND 2020
- TD Bank
- TD Charitable Foundation
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Office of Library & Information Services
- Rhode Island Center for the Book
- Rhode Island Library Association
- School Librarians of Rhode Island
PAST KRARI BOOK SELECTIONS
2019: Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks
2018: The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
2017: Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
2016: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
2015: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
2014: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
2013: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
2011: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
2010: Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise