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Welcome to Heartland Reads 2011!

Rocket Boys: a memoir by Homer Hickam

Rocket Boys is the story that inspired the film October Sky, the story of a young boy coming of age during the era of rocket launches and the space race. It is the story of hope and determination in the face of harsh reality.

Copies of the book are available in Heartland Library and other libraries around town. Read the book, meet the astronaut Scott Altman and participate in the discussions throughout our community!

Check back for new events planned in conjunction with A Tale for Two Cities, explore the read-alike books and browse resources about the book!

Heartland Reads is modeled on many One City, One Book programs, where a large community reads one book in order to share insights, have discussions and plan events around the themes in the book. Heartland Reads is designed to encompass the community of Heartland Community College: the students, staff, faculty and supporters of HCC. Previous Heartland Reads have been a huge success!