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2017

True Grit

Waukesha Reads featured True Grit, one of the great American Western novels, as our 2017 NEA Big Read title. True Grit by Charles Portis was published in 1968 and tells the story of a woman named Mattie Ross, who recounts the time when she was a young girl and sought retribution for the murder of her father.  The rousing adventure story inspired two award-winning films, but on the page, readers will discover the rich  humor, inventive prose, and compelling characters that have made the book a masterpiece of American storytelling.

 

 

 

 

 Waukesha Reads

2017 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

ADULT

First Place: Leah Wanner “The Orchard”

Waukesha, WI

Runner-up: Becky Thomas “Morning”

Waukesha, WI

HIGH SCHOOL

First Place: Rubens Medina “Incorruptible”

Waukesha North High School

12th grade

Runner-up: Austin Ryerson-Brunet “Untitled”

Waukesha North High School

12th grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL

First Place: Jack Howard “The Journal of Peter Naries”

Horning Middle School

8th grade

Runner-up: Autumn Lee “The Second Chance”

Wisconsin Hills Middle School

8th grade