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The Big Library Read is here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook! The new selection is Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates.Shakespeare

Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before — supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare that, in the end, would save more than one life.

Through March 31, 2015, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive, our digital lending library. Just visit, enter your Ridley username, and borrow (or sample) Shakespeare Saved My Life today!


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