What if all of Malden reads the same book?

What if all of Malden reads the same book?

What if all of Malden reads the same book?

Malden Reads is a community reading program in Malden, MA that seeks to answer that question. Organized by community groups, city leaders, and residents, in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and UMA (Urban Media Arts), the program invites the community of Malden to read the same book and participate in a series of events related to the book’s themes.

Season 2021

A message from Trevor Noah to Malden Reads

A video message from none other than Trevor Noah to our Malden community! Go Malden Reads!! 

 

The voice you hear at the end is Malden resident Avion Manong, who grew up in South Africa and says a few words of Xhosa at the end of the clip. Thank you, Trevor, for your message of support and appreciation!!

Malden Reads: One City One Book The Podcast

Season 2021: Malden Reads Born a Crime. A discussion on the city-wide book read in Malden, MA

 

WHERE TO LISTEN

Diana Jeong

The Malden Reads podcast continues for 2021 with Trevor Noah’s book, “Born a Crime.” Diana Jeong is a Malden-based activist for the AAPI community and a member of the Malden Reads committee. What role does language play in Noah’s life and contemporary society? Listen to find out.

Gary Christenson

This season ends with one of the cofounders of Malden Reads, who walks us through the process from selection to programming. Want to talk about Trevor Noah AND learn the logistics of a community-wide read program? This is the episode for you. Thanks for everyone who tuned in this season. 

Terlonzo Amos

We sat down with Terlonzo Amos, Director of Operations at Urban Media Arts. His work with Malden’s youth parallels the struggles that Trevor Noah faces during childhood.

Jason Lewis

State Senator Jason Lewis talks about his experience being born in South Africa during apartheid as a white person, and how it shapes his current work in politics.

Maya May

Comedian and activist Maya May discusses how comedy and satire play a role in social justice. We talk “The Daily Show,” PWI’s, and “Veggie Tales.”

Neal Anderson

President of Malden’s City Council Neal Anderson discusses his visit to South Africa as a Black man during apartheid.

Avion Manong and Michael Ziemba

A special, “Zillenial” focused episode with two guests! Avion grew up in South Africa as a Black woman and moved to the United States in 2019. Michael Ziemba was born in the United States and spent two years in South Africa through the Peace Corps as a white non-binary person. Together, we discuss language, education, race, gender, and childhood.

Laura Vares

We sat down with Professor Laura Vares from Emerson College. She studies anthropology and sociology, with a focus on gender. She teaches “Born a Crime” in her course “Culture and Power.” Her son also read the young readers’ version of Noah’s book. Our conversation focuses on domestic violence, global power dynamics, and culture.

Guillermo Hamlin

Local government enthusiast talks identity constructs and grassroots activism in our penultimate episode for this season

Anne D’Urso Rose

This season ends with one of the cofounders of Malden Reads, who walks us through the process from selection to programming. Want to talk about Trevor Noah AND learn the logistics of a community-wide read program? This is the episode for you. Thanks for everyone who tuned in this season. 

“It’s been real.” – Annie