Santa Monica Reads

Santa Monica Reads 2023 - May 1 through June 2, 2023

Santa Monica Reads - The Sum of Us - Resource Guide (PDF)

Welcome to Santa Monica Reads 2023. This marks the twenty-first year of this community reading program, one of the longest running of its kind in the United States. Santa Monica Reads provides an opportunity for people to engage, read, and discuss the same book at community-wide programs and discussions.

This year, we explore The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee’s 2022 book that challenges racism’s zero-sum paradigm and offers the Solidarity Dividend as a path forward to equality and inclusion.

About Santa Monica Reads

Santa Monica Reads is a community reading program that invites Santa Monica residents and visitors to read the same book and then come together in book discussions and special events to talk about it.

Contact Us:

601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401