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HB Reads Featured Read!
Huntington Beach Reads One Book

2014 book selection

Written by Fmr. Capt. Luis Montalvan


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HB Reads Previous Read!

Lessons from Little Rock
Written by Dr. Terrence Roberts



Th1rteen R3asons Why

Written by Jay Asher



Emergence: Labeled Autistic
Written by Temple Grandin



Barefoot Heart
Written by Elva Treviño Hart



They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
Written by Alphonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak, Judy A. Bernstein

The Huntington Beach Reads One Book 2010 book selection, “They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky” provides insight into the “back stories” of refugees in the Southern California community. Relating the story to our local community, Orange County is the fourth largest refugee resettlement sanctuary for those granted asylum in the U.S.
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the kids from nowhere
Written by George Guthridge

Looking for a great read? The next book selection for the citywide reading program, Huntington Beach Reads, is the kids from nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle, by George Guthridge.
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Three Cups of Tea
Written by Greg Mortenson

One man's mission to promote peace, one school at a time. The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia
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HBReads partners with Animals for Armed Forces

In support of Until Tuesday, HBReads has partnered with Animals for Armed Forces and will be sponsoring a free animal adoption event in Huntington Beach.

Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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Dine & Make a Difference!

Boudin at Huntington Beach
18541 Beach Blvd

Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dine in at Boudin Huntington Beach and HBReads will receive 20% of all proceeds. You must bring flyer to the event or display it on your phone.

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Welcome to Huntington Beach Reads One Book!

Since 2007, the people of Huntington Beach have been coming together to participate in HB Reads One Book. The idea: all adult readers, students and families in Huntington Beach read the same book at the same time for a community-wide experience.

The books selected for Huntington Beach Reads One Book invite readers to learn about the diversity of people, cultures and discuss new perspectives. We have "traveled" to Pakistan, Alaska, and the Sudan learning about others and about ourselves. We introduce readers to the authors, and bring you programs that share the art, music, food and experiences of the story.

The Huntington Beach Human Relations Task Force and the Huntington Beach Library Board of Trustees have joined with the Huntington Beach City Council to endorse the program. Area high school students, community organizations, and Southern California readers have participated in a variety of events as a part of Huntington Beach Reads One Book.

Each year, the first question asked is "what is your next book?" and we begin planning the next reading adventure!

Join us for our next adventure!

Meet the HB Reads bloggers! 

Donna Allison

Richard Moore

Richard Moore, a retired school librarian—or “Guybrarian”—is a longtime resident of Huntington Beach and former Library Board of Trustees member.  He also is the original HB Reads blogger, the “Info Sherpa.” Richard, an HB Reads committee member, is happiest when schlepping books and information to others.   Richard’s Info Sherpa blog focuses on our featured books and how to make a good read an even better read, all in an effort to bring you to book nirvana.

LeRoy Lucian

LeRoy Lucian is a well-known figure at the Huntington Beach Library and a volunteer with Friends of the Library.  A professional caterer, LeRoy also has expertise in the art world and brings that perspective to HB Reads.  For the 2009 HB Reads featured book, LeRoy—an HB Reads committee member—collected Yu’pik art and artifacts which were put on display at the library.  LeRoy says, “Viewing art to me has much in common with reading a book. It can transport you to another place, another time. It tells a story and offers insights into the mind and world of its creator. The materials used and the stylistic aspects reflect on the culture of its origin. On a more humanistic level, the emotional impact it conveys illustrates just how much alike we all are.


Mary Lou Hughes

Mary Lou Hughes, a longtime Huntington Beach resident and HB Reads committee member, has entertained and intrigued young readers as a children’s storyteller.  A retired teacher/counselor from the Huntington Beach Union High School District, Mary Lou is one of the founding members of the "Grandparents and Books" program at the HB Library© 2009
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