A few titles of genre interest are included in the 2021 & 2022 Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) booklist:
Books for Adults
- A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen (Trillium)
Books for Teens
- The Gone Away Place, Christopher Barzak (Knopf)
- Opposite of Always, Justin A. Reynolds (Katharine Tegen; Macmillan)
The program “promotes reading across Ohio through a biennial booklist of 20 representative titles for all ages,” and is presented by the State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library Association, with the Ohio Center for the Book and the Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Council.
Also, each CTRO book features a free downloadable readers’ toolkit. The toolkits are packed with ideas and resources, including an author biography, discussion questions, activities, book jacket and author photos, and links for further exploration of the book’s themes, topics, or setting. Toolkits for all CTRO titles through the 2019 & 2020 booklist (115 books in all!) are available at library.ohio.gov/ctro. Toolkits for the 2021 & 2022 titles will be created and added starting in fall 2020.
For more information, including the complete list, see the official announcement.
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