Over $14,000 supporting eight projects across maine

Maine Multicultural Center

Bangor

$1,000

Saco School District

Saco

$2,000

Frenchman Bay Library

Sullivan

$2,000

Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec

Augusta

$2,000

ArtsFarmington

Farmington

$1,791

Holycon Music

Rockland

$2,000

Portland Public Library

Portland

$2,000

Portland Ovations

Portland

$2,000

Colin Woodard chosen as recommending author for Read ME 2023

Colin Woodard is the author of six books including American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America; Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood; and The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. He’s on the staff of the Portland Press Herald -- where he received a George Polk Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- and is a fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, SmithsonianPolitico and dozens of other publications. Born in Waterville, he is a graduate of Mt. Abram High School, Tufts University and the University of Chicago.

Woodard's book selections for Read ME will be announced in January 2023