Whittier Reads

Whittier Reads is an annual citywide literary event that encourages members of the Whittier community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in book groups and participate in special programs which are offered at our Libraries.

Whittier Public Library Foundation has been the sponsor for this community wide program from its inception since 2004 and has provided funding for the implementation of this program.

The Whittier Public Library in partnership with the Foundation will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of April for the community.

Previous Whittier Reads book selections:

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West

Friendly Persuasion Cover

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Funny in Farsi cover

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

Manzanar cover

My California: Journeys by Great Writers

 My California cover

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co. by María Amparo Escandón

Gonzalez cover

L.A. Noir by John Buntin

LA Noir cover

My Life in France by Julia Child

My Life in France cover

Charlie Chan by Yunte Huang

Charle Chan cover

Gloryland by Shelton Johnson

Gloryland cover

Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalván

Tuesday cover

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Mary Coin cover

On Gold Mountain by Lisa See

Tangled Vines by Frances Dinkelspiel