Great Reads

Every year, the Library of Congress Center for the Book features a book from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands during the National Book Festival, creating an annual list of Great Reads. Each book is selected by the corresponding state’s Center for the Book affiliate and represents an aspect of the state’s literary culture, either addressing a topic of regional interest, taking place in the state, or written or illustrated by someone from or currently living in that state.

For 2018, the Virginia Center for the Book will feature Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Virginia author Margot Lee Shetterly as the 2018 Great Reads selection for the Commonwealth.