Mark Twain's first novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is the 2012 title for the biennial CU Reading program, encouraging everyone in Champaign-Urbana to read and discuss the same book.
Check it out at the library, or get the free eBook (details at right).
Great music, theatre, lectures, and discussions will enhance your experience.
Champaign-Urbana made an impression on Twain when he visited in 1871.
Mark Twain's first novel was among the first books on loan from Champaign-Urbana's fledgling free libraries.
Visit The Urbana Free Library to see a selection of items from the renowned Mark Twain holdings of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the U of I.
Read more about the book selection in our news release.
“To promise not to
do a thing is the
surest way in the world
to make a body
want to go and do
that very thing.”
- Tom Sawyer,
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
eBook Always Available
Tom Sawyer Tweets
Tom himself will share his adventures on Twitter starting Sep. 30 at TomSawyerTweets.
Made Possible By
CU Reading is cosponsored by the Champaign Public Library and The Urbana Free Library, with support from the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.