Yesterday we launched the most recent edition of our Big Library Read program on public library OverDrive websites across the world. Today we are proud to announce that our OverDrive Summer Read program is live for our school partners around the globe as well as public libraries with eReading Rooms for young readers. Similar to the Big Library Read, this program enables users of participating schools and libraries to borrow two titles, The Fat Boy Chronicles and Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky without waitlists or holds until July 9th.


The idea behind the OverDrive Summer Read program is to provide students who don’t have access to their school’s physical library a digital reading option and to remind them that their OverDrive digital library is open all summer long. We support reading anytime, anywhere and providing engaging content can help prevent the dreaded Summer Slide.


To help spread the word we’ve created marketing materials for your reference and tomorrow we’ll have an interview with the authors of The Fat Boy Chronicles so be sure to check back on the blog and share their story. This program was made possible by Sleeping Bear Press and Cherry Lake Publishing.


About The Authors
Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan, both nationally-recognized retired teachers were inspired to write The Fat Boy Chronicles after witnessing the issues of bullying and obesity many students face every single day. Based on a true story, their book has won the National Parenting Publication’s Gold Award, and Mom’s Choice Award of Excellence and is used by schools around the nation in their anti-bullying and childhood obesity efforts. They both serve as guest speakers at schools around the U.S. The sequel to The Fat Boy Chronicles is currently under way.

Sandra Dallas is an award-winning author, dubbed as the quintessential American voice” by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. She is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award and the two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. For 25 years, Dallas worked as a reporter covering the Rocky Mountain region for Business Week, and started writing fiction in 1990. She has written several novels some of which have been optioned for films.