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 14 Book Selection

Being Heumann:
The Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner

Check out the book announcement and information page to learn more about Being Heumann and the disabled rights activist Judith Heumann, who passed away in March 2023.


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

We invite you to read Being Heumann 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? Companion books are available.

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

Have you read it already? Check out our resources.

Explore our archive of articles, videos, guides for educators and parents, discussion questions, and additional multi-media resources to enrich your understanding of They Called Us Enemy. >>>>

Upcoming Events & Projects

September 24th, 2022

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

“Words on the Water” & “Project Misik” on the Malden River

Malden Reads & Project Misik collaborate on a day-long community event celebrating nature, community and cultural expression in a “hidden” spot along the Malden River that will someday be transformed into a climate resilient waterfront park accessible to all.

Help us promote reading and build community!