The 14th annual One Book One Valley community read program kicks off this fall. This year’s book is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt.

In Becoming Nicole, Washington Post science reporter Amy Ellis Nutt tells the Maines family’s story of raising their transgender child–a journey of resistance, discovery, and, as the title explains, “transformation.” On Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m., Amy Ellis Nutt will talk about the book and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium at Kennett High School. Plans are for the Maines family to be part of the discussion through a Skype connection. After the talk, readers may have books signed by the author, and copies will be for sale at this event.

In addition to Ellis Nutt’s presentation on the 24th, there will be special programs related to the themes in the book and book discussions held during the months of September and October at various locations throughout the region, including Tamworth. For a full schedule of One Book One Valley events and book discussions, visit or pick up a One Book One Valley bookmark at the library.

All One Book One Valley programs are free and open to the public thanks to the sustained financial support of participating libraries, Friends of Libraries organizations, and White Birch Books. In addition, the One Book One Valley project has received a community project grant from New Hampshire Humanities to fund a large portion of this year’s program.

2019’s One Book One Valley gets underway
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