How do we come together to talk about things that matter to us all?
On a foundation of thought-provoking books, California Reads provides a springboard for people in our community to think about and discuss ideas that are critical to life in our state. Searching for Democracy is a yearlong initiative leading up to the presidential elections of 2012 that provides Californians with many different ways to explore how the humanities provide insights and opportunities to converse about the nature, state, and needs of our democracy.
The Newport Beach Public Library invites you to be a part of this journey, discovering what "democracy" means by providing a selection of books as the foundation of the community dialogue. No one book can capture all the complexities, but each one offers the reader a new perspective about democracy, including how democracy might be challenged.