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This fall, you voted for the next Big Read. The results are in, and this year’s winner is The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love by Melissa Fay Greene.

About the Book

Written about Greene County’s own 4 Paws for AbilityThe Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, a woman told she was “too disabled” to be given a service dog. Despite being ventilator-dependent and immobile, she decided to raise and train her own therapy dog. Two decades later, 4 Paws for Ability is the largest organization whose primary mission is to place service dogs with children.

What Happens Next?

The library is stocking up on copies of The Underdogs to make sure everyone will have a chance to read or listen to the book in time for the Big Read. If you like to plan your reading ahead, be sure to leave some room for The Underdogs in the coming months.

Big Read discussion groups and events are being scheduled now, and will take place in March and April 2018. Watch this website and for event details as they become available.

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