Vote for the 2023 Salem Reads Book

Book covers – The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel (Cristina Henriquez); Klara and the Sun: A Novel (Kazuo Ishiguro); Trevor Noah – Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Choose the book

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Our Salem Reads Title Selection Committee has been hard at work, reviewing possible books for the 2023 Salem Reads: One Book, One Community project. The list has been narrowed to three excellent choices. Now it is up to you, the public, to make the final decision. You can vote online through Saturday, May 7.

The style of this survey is known as Ranked Choice Voting. You are asked to rank the three choices in order of preference. The options are:

  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Visit the survey to learn more about these books and cast your vote:

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