What if all of Malden read the same book?

Malden Reads seeks to answer that question.

Malden Reads is a community reading organization run by city leaders and residents in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and Urban Media Arts. Each season, we invite the city of Malden, Massachusetts to read a selected book and participate in a program of events, projects, and community initiatives centered around the themes of the book.

Season 13 Book Selection

They Called Us Enemy
by George Takei

Check out the book announcement and information page to learn more about They Called Us Enemy and actor and activist George Takei. This is the first time Malden Reads has chosen a graphic novel as the main book selection!


Looking for a copy? Here’s where to find one.

We invite you to read They Called Us Enemy with rest of the Malden Reads community! Here’s a couple of recommended places to get yourself a hard copy or e-book. >>>>

Want to include kids? See our list of companion books.

They Called Us Enemy is a book selection for adults and high schoolers. Here is a list of companion books for younger readers that similarly explore the themes of the book. >>>>

Upcoming Events & Projects

March 21 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Stories Only YOU Can Tell

Explore your roots and family legacies through traditional narrative, poetry and even songwriting (lyrics) in this creative workshop led by acclaimed spoken word artist CD Collins.

March 23 

7:00 PM –  8:00 PM

Mayor’s Book Discussion

Join Malden Mayor Gary Christenson in a thoughtful discussion of the Malden Reads book selection, “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.


March 26 


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Interfaith Worship Service

People of all faiths and no faith are invited to this First Parish Worship Service exploring the themes from this year’s Malden Reads book selection.



Help us promote reading and build community!