Reading Challenge for Teens and Adults

Fall into a Bio Challenge! When a slight chill enters the air and leaves begin to crisp it is a great time to get cozy with a good book. In September, we challenge teens and adults (age 13 and up) to read two biographies. The biographies may be about anyone that piques your interest. If you decide to read more (yes, that is totally allowed and encouraged), you may choose to log those books, too. The more books you read, the better the chance you will have to win a $25 gift certificate to either Dunkin’ Donuts or Bistro @ the Commons.  Have fun reading and learning all about lots of different people!  Good luck!

Register for this fun Bio Challenge after September first here at our ReadSquared site. Just sign up for an account and you can log in the books you’ve read there, and that automatically will enter you in the drawing for the gift certificates.

Just to get you started, here are a few biographies that are currently available in the Macedon Public Library:

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Oprah: A Biography

Based on three years of research and reporting, as well as 850 interviews with sources, many of whom have never before spoken for publication, Oprah is the first comprehensive biography of one of the most influential, powerful, and admired public figures of our time, by the most widely read biographer of our era.

Anyone who is a fan of Oprah Winfrey or who has followed her extraordinary life and career will be fascinated and newly informed by the closely observed, detailed, and well-rounded portrait of her provided by Kitty Kelley’s exhaustively researched book. Listeners will come away with a greater appreciation of who Oprah really is beyond her public persona and a fuller understanding of her important place in American cultural history.

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Waging Heavy Peace

The perfect gift for music lovers and Neil Young fans, telling the story behind Neil Young’s legendary career and his iconic, beloved songs. 

“I think I will have to use my time wisely and keep my thoughts straight if I am to succeed and deliver the cargo I so carefully have carried thus far to the outer reaches.” (Neil Young, from Waging Heavy Peace)

Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young’s storied career has spanned more than 40 years and yielded some of the modern era’s most enduring music. Now, for the first time ever, Young reflects upon his life – from his Canadian childhood, to his part in the ’60s rock explosion with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, through his later career with Crazy Horse and numerous private challenges. 

An instant classic, Waging Heavy Peace is as uncompromising and unforgettable as the man himself. 

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Educated: A Memoir

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review.

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. 


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