2024 Community Read: My Friend Anne Frank

Each year, the Southern Cayuga Community Read brings neighbors and friends together to discuss a book that has local relevance while exploring timeless themes related to justice, freedom, and equity. This year, we will be reading My Friend Anne Frank.

The 2024 Community Read will consist of small discussion groups, not a central meeting at the school. We will be breaking up into small groups of participants and one moderator (either in-person or via Zoom) to share, reflect and discuss the book and how it relates to themes we see or feel in our own community. 

Small groups will meet during February 6 – February 23

If interested, please email elaine.meyers4@gmail.com or scfranktree@gmail.com.

The following discussions are scheduled with more in the planning stages:
• February 6, 2p.m. Zoom Virtual meeting
• February 7, 7 p.m. Hazard and Aurora libraries book club at Aurora Public Library
• February 16, 11 a.m. Northville Arts Center King Ferry
• February 22, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Virtual meeting
• February 23, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Springport Free Library, Union Springs


Copies of the book are available at the Aurora Free Library and the Hazard Library.


Past Community Reads

2023 His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, by Jon Meacham

2021-22 “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dina Gilio-Whitaker

2020 The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Dr. Beverly Tatum

2019  Hidden in France: A Boy’s Journey under the Nazi Occupation in France, by Simon Jeruchim

2018  Return to Sender, by Julia Alvarez

2017  Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, by Jack Mayer

2016  A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park

2015  A Mighty Long Walk: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School, by Carlotta Walls Lanier

2014  In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer, by Irene Opdyke

2013  The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank