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Big Read Community Anthology

The Tree Anthology is now available for purchase on Amazon for $16 per copy here.

You can also borrow a copy of the anthology here. 

We are ordering a limited number of copies to sell at Henry Ford Centennial Library for $10 per copy (we had to charge more for online orders). Those will likely be available in the next few weeks. Any funds raised will go towards future Big Reads in Dearborn.

We are also going to add copies to the collection for checkout, so with a Dearborn Library card, you will be able to check out a copy for free. Please visit and for updates.

Thank you so much for your support and your patience!


Here are some of our previous community anthologies:

The following are books created in conjunction with the NEA Big Read program at the Dearborn Public Library. In many cases, copies of the book can be purchased at the library. To find out availability, please call (313) 943-2330.

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever thought about what, exactly, is in a name? Each chapter in this book ponders that question, whether directly or indirectly. There are no easy answers. It is at best a mystery. However, if you really look into that set of words assigned to you at birth, you may find traces of biography, genealogy, history, the immigrant experience, and more. Copies available to checkout from the library collection

Recipes to Remember

Over 100 recipes from local authors. Copies available to checkout from the library collection

Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before

In this collection of Poe inspired stories and poems, you will find dreams (and nightmares), ghost stories, horror, madness, mystery, imagination, and even some humor. Read these pages, and dream dreams never dreamt before. Copies available to checkout from the library collection

Call of the Wild Dearborn: Animal Tales

Take a walk on Dearborn’s wild side with this delightful (and thrilling!) community anthology featuring animal stories, poems, and essays written by over 100 authors of all ages. From humor to haiku, mystery to real-life-rescue tales, there’s something here for everyone. Copies available to checkout from the library collection

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