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Read Across America – Every Day!

Posted 03/02/21 by Susan S

National Read Across America Day, is celebrated on March 2nd, and we could not neglect to acknowledge the celebration. As I considered the idea, it reminded me of the road trips I have taken, want to take and have read about, both real and fictional. So, I traveled to our catalog and did some research. Here are a few of the gems I found.

Road Trip Fiction

Road trip fiction is a real thing. It turns out, a road trip is a great vehicle (sorry!) to move a story or idea along. Below is a small sampling of reading options. If you are searching for other similar titles, use search terms like road trip, adventure, journey and fiction. Notice that some titles are even available in an audio format—which means you can “read” literally while you’re headed down the highway.

Cover of The Third Hill North of Town

The Third Hill North of Town

eBook
Cover of Lydia

Lydia

eBook
Cover of The Wangs vs. the World

The Wangs vs. the World

Large Print   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Book on CD
Cover of Arkansas

Arkansas

Cover of Woman Enters Left

Woman Enters Left

Cover of Driving with the Top Down

Driving with the Top Down

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Book on CD
Cover of Dinner with Buddha

Dinner with Buddha

eBook
Cover of Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest

Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest

Cover of We Sold Our Souls

We Sold Our Souls

Road Trip Planning

If you are looking to make an actual road trip, our collection is full of resources. Use search terms like automobile travel, roads and guidebooks to find more like the examples below.

Cover of Road Trips: A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path

Road Trips: A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path

Cover of Don’t Make me Pull Over: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip

Don’t Make me Pull Over: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip

eBook
Cover of 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

Real Road Trip Accounts

And finally, learning about someone else’s real life road trip may be the next best thing to hitting the road yourself. Imagining a road trip with Henry Ford, Harry Truman or Andy Warhol? We’ve got you covered.

Cover of The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

Large Print   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir

Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons

The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons

Cover of Father’s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

Father’s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

Cover of Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

eBook
Cover of The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

eBook