THE 2017 BIG READ BOOK is...
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
By an overwhelming majority, Miami Valley readers selected David McCullough's latest nonfiction book, The Wright Brothers, to be the Big Read title for 2017. The book received 46.1% of the 2,193 votes cast online and at area libraries, beating the runner up Lock In by 529 votes. Third place was Being Mortal and fourth place was Between the World and Me.
The Wright Brothers will be the subject of book discussions and programs taking place at many area libraries, schools and other venues during the community reading project, March 12-April 16, 2017. The ending date coincides with the 150th anniversary of Wilber Wright’s birth.
A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Wright Brothers tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo who changed the course of history with powered flight. Known as America’s historian, author David McCullough is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.