We at the Library think of June as the start to Summer Reading, but it also signals a different kind of commencement: graduation season! You may not recall the words of wisdom offered at your own ceremony, but some speeches become so popular that they are later published as small books.
Try one of these titles for wit and inspiration, and, since most are less than 150 pages each, your choice can help you meet one of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge goals!
Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
The Make Good Art Speech
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
Now Go Out There (and Get Curious)
The World Is Waiting for You: Graduation Speeches to Live By from Activists, Writers, and Visionaries
Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula Le Guin,
Anna Quindlen, and more!
Join the Summer Reading Challenge.
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Regardless of what you read and how you choose to read it, share your picks using #MPPLsummer16