Trumbull County Reads 2023: Stand Up

Join in the conversation this October!

The community is invited to be part of Trumbull County Reads 2023 this October as local libraries join together for a shared reading and learning experience.

Trumbull County Reads (formerly known as One Book/One Community) is an annual initiative that encourages everyone to celebrate reading through conversations and events related to a central book or topic. This year, four books – selected for children through adults – that focus on the theme “Stand Up” will be featured.

Public discussions about the featured books will be held at many libraries in Trumbull County, and a unique series of films, guest speakers, and events related to the books are planned throughout October.

Trumbull County Reads 2023 Titles

All the featured books are available to borrow from the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in paper format, and many are also available as digital eBooks and/or eAudiobooks.

 Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman; pictures by Loren Long Anthem by Deborah Wiles Kent State by Deborah Wiles Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf
 Children’s Selection Tween Selection  Young Adult Selection  Adult Selection 

Free Trumbull County Reads Events

Look for Trumbull County Reads 2023 activities listed in the library calendar, or stop by any W-TCPL location and pick up copy of the Free Programs & Events Guide.


Featured Event

Meet the Author: Deborah Wiles
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 PM  • Warren Library

Author Deborah Wiles will share insights about her Trumbull County Reads 2023 books Kent State and Anthem at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Warren Library in a free presentation for the community.

Wiles is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including the beloved Love, Ruby Lavender and two National Book Award finalists–Each Little Bird That Sings and Revolution. Her first picture book, Freedom Summer, received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.

She is the pioneer of the documentary novel, in a trilogy about the 1960s that includes Countdown, Revolution, and Anthem.

Her young adult novel Kent State is an exploration of the May 4, 1970 National Guard shooting of college students protesting the Vietnam War.

Wiles holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. For the past 20 years, she has spoken at national, state, and regional conferences and literary festivals, and has taught writing workshops at writing conferences, retreats, and in schools around the world.

She is an NAACP Book Award finalist, E.B. White Award winner, Golden Kite Award winner, Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist, and recipient of a PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship.

She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can visit her on the web at

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