Tacoma Responds!

Have you heard about Tacoma Reads? Inspired by Nancy Pearl’s “If All Seattle Read the Same Book,” Tacoma Reads is a one book city-wide reading initiative, now in its 11th year. Each book is selected by the mayor and Tacomans are encouraged to come together to read, reflect upon, and then respond to the ideas and issues raised by one good book.

This year, we’re discussing Wonder by R.J. Palacio!

We have some awesome events happening Saturday, April 6th with the author, including our teen book club author luncheon. But, I wanted to tell you about a special opportunity to respond to Wonder and to possibly win some cool prizes!


If you’ve read Wonder, we want to give you the chance to respond with your thoughts using film, photography, poetry, drawings, video or mixed media.

Stop by the downtown Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab any time during the month of April, and our staff will help you share your vision using our digital media tools. If you are unable to visit the library, you can still submit a response. Email an attachment or a link to storylab@tacomapubliclibrary.org by Wednesday, April 24th.

PRIZES! for participating students:
Tacoma Responds is open to all of Tacoma, but middle and high schools students who submit a response to Wonder will be entered in a raffle for special prizes. 

  • Wonder posters signed by R.J. Palacio will go to several students.
  • Signed copies of Wonder.
  • Each student who enters will receive a Wonder button.
  • One lucky student will receive a pizza party for their class, signed Wonder posters, and a signed copy of Wonder for the classroom library.

Each student that enters a response to Wonder will receive one entry, so if an entire class enters the chances of winning are much higher. Remember, you are welcome to create your response in the downtown Main Library’s digital StoryLab.

How do you submit your response? Email an attachment or a link to storylab@tacomapubliclibrary.org by Wednesday, April 24th.

Please be sure to include:

  1. First & Last Name
  2. School
  3. Grade
  4. Teacher’s name (students should select a teacher willing to host a pizza party) :)

On April 27th we will come together as a community in the Olympic Room at the downtown Main Library to share our responses to this year’s Tacoma Reads selection, Wonder.

Check out our Tacoma Responds blog for more information!

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