Together We Read book title announced

BOOKS AVAILABLE–Red Bud Public Library Director Brenda Gilpatrick is pictured with a stack of this year’s Together We Read book, Flip the Bird by Kym Brunner.

The Together We Read book for 2018 has been chosen.

This year’s selection is Flip the Bird by Kym Brunner. The book was published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/HMH Books for Young Readers.

The story is about Mercer Buddie, who wants two things in this world: a girlfriend and the chance to prove himself to his master falconer father. With hunting season fast approaching, 14 year old Mercer has only a short time to work with Flip, a red-tailed hawk he irreverently named to show his dad that falconers don’t have to be so serious all the time.

With humor and honesty, Mercer’s story shows how growing up means making difficult choices…and sometimes, being rewarded in unexpected ways.

For more about “Together We Read,” please see this week’s print edition.