Let's Talk About It

For more than 30 years, the Let's Talk About It reading and book discussion program model has been used by hundreds of libraries, reaching more than 4 million people around the United States.

The idea is simple: A group of people reads a common series of books, selected by a nationally known scholar, and discusses them in the context of a larger, overarching theme.

Reading and discussion groups explore the theme through the lens of the humanities -- that is, by relating the readings to historical trends and events, other works of literature, and philosophical and ethical considerations.

The original development, design and production of Let's Talk About It was made possible by a grant to ALA from the National Endowment for the Humanities.