Marcia Strykowski

World Book Night

I’m all ready to give out books next Tuesday! I chose My Ántonia by Willa Cather.

My Ántonia is an exciting, sentimental, sometimes upsetting novel about the pioneers of the American west. One of Cather’s earliest novels — written in 1918 — My Ántonia is the story of Antonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. In quiet, probing depth, the story commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers whose persistence and strength helped to build America.

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. This year, World Book Night will be celebrated in the U.S., the UK, and Ireland.


  1. Jiwou

    Great article, just what I wanted to find.


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