Welcome to Tosa’s All-City Read!
Brought to you by the Neighborhood Association Council of Wauwatosa, Tosa’s All-City Read is a common reading program for the whole city of Wauwatosa. Our goal is to have everybody in our community read the same book and come together in February to discuss it in small book clubs, big groups and at special events all over town.
Presenting Our Book for 2014 – 2015
You’re sure to love this year’s title, a New York Times bestseller and powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life–answers that will ultimately free them both.
For Younger Readers
Kids get to join in the fun too. We’ve chosen a number of titles about orphan trains for all ages to enjoy, from read-aloud books for toddlers to titles appropriate for elementary and middle school readers. Download the list of children’s books here.
About the NAC
The Wauwatosa Neighborhood Association Council supports neighborhood associations in Tosa by helping them grow and make connections, providing leadership training, and keeping them informed about local events and quality-of-life issues.