July 2019 – Nottingham's Big City Reads

The month-long celebration of reading will help young people in Nottingham discover, enjoy and celebrate the stories of our time. We are delighted to announce Nottingham’s Big City Reads campaign, turning the city into one massive, interactive book group. Four books, chosen and championed by our Young City of Literature Ambassadors, will fill the city with stories that speak to what it is to be alive in 2019. The city’s collective page-turners are: – A Change Is Gonna Come – Anthology – We Are Not Okay by Natália Gomes – Heartstopper by Alice Oseman – The Boy Who Lied by Kim Slater Launching on 1st July 2019 and running throughout the month, the books will be available to grab for free at special locations across the city centre and neighbourhoods including Nottingham libraries, schools, trams, Nottingham City and Children’s Hospitals, and the Beach on Old Market Square, filling communities with engaging stories, voices, themes and issues of our time. Big City Reads 2019 is supported by generous grants from Arts Council England and Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Key partnerships include Nottingham City Libraries, NET Nottingham Tram and Nottingham Education Improvement Board. Sandeep Mahal, Director of Nottingham City of Literature said: “We are enormously excited that the authors have accepted the invitation from our Young Ambassadors to be part of our first Big City Reads campaign. We are planning some fantastic events to celebrate the themes of the books, the power of reading and placing books where they need to be, in the heart of the community.” Read, enjoy and share the power of reading @Nottmcityoflit #bigcityreads

Big City Reads: Our Selected Books