SOKY Reads is Now Project LIT

Jul 18, 2018 | Important Info

What are SOKY Reads and Project LIT?

SOKY Reads is a one-book, one-community style reading program that’s been going on for a few years. It has always been free and open to anyone and everyone who wants to read a book together and have a community conversation about it and the themes, characters, political and social implications, etc. that said text brings up.

Last Spring, we picked Dear Martin, by Nic Stone as this year’s book. Through sponsorship from Graves Gilbert Clinic, we’re going to be giving away copies of Dear Martin leading up to YAS Book Con at various locations throughout Bowling Green and surrounding counties (thanks to the Warren County Public Library).


After a recent conversation at our favorite coffee shop (Spencer’s!), the YAS Book Con planning committee decided to team up with the Project LIT Community, starting this year by wrapping the existing SOKY Reads program into their initiative to empower readers and leaders across the country by providing access to books and conversations about literacy and the importance of reading. Learn more about the Project LIT Community at any of the links below.

If your school or book club wants to get involved, let us know and we’ll see about getting you some books. There’s a nifty reading guide on our homepage too – print it out and start a conversation about this important book!

About the Author

Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

Read more about Nic and her work on her author profile.