Clinton County Reads 2021
Active Image Abi Darι's powerful, emotional debut novel, The Girl with the Louding Voice, is told through the unforgettable voice of Adunni, a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

We invite everyone to read the 2021 Clinton County Reads selection and come together to participate in this year's event. 

The library currently has multiple copies of the book available for checkout.

This year's event has been scaled back due to COVID-19, but the kickoff will be held virtually at 7 p.m., Monday, April 5, on the Clinton County Reads Facebook page. Sherry Weller will present "The Victim Next Door," discussing human trafficking locally and globally. Weller is the Executive Director of New Life Clinic and part of a coalition that has been studying the issue of human trafficking.

Clinton County Reads will wrap up with a carryout dinner from the General Denver from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22. Also, Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu, an Associate Professor of African Literature at Central State University, will present a virtual program at 7 that evening on the Clinton County Reads Facebook page.

Here is the complete schedule of events for Clinton County Reads 2021:

April 5 – Kickoff, The Victim Next Door, Sherry Weller, Virtual at Clinton County Reads, 7 p.m.

April 8 – Book Discussion, Blanchester Public Library, (Held at Grace United Methodist Church), 7 p.m. 

April 21 – Book Discussion, Wilmington Public Library, Words and Wine Virtual Book Club, (Send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for Zoom link), 6 p.m.

April 22 – Nigerian Menu Carryout Dinner, $15/person, General Denver, 5-6:30 p.m. (Call 383-4141 by April 16 for reservations)

April 22 – The Girl with the Louding Voice, Dr. Obiwu Iwuanwanwu, Virtual at Clinton County Reads, 6 p.m.

Clinton County Reads is sponsored by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, Wilmington Public Library, and Books 'N More.