Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Everybody Reads 2009: Stubborn Twig

What if an entire city read the same book? According to Multnomah County Library, "We'd talk to each other about issues that matter and we'd celebrate the power of books in creating a stronger community." That's the premise behind Everybody Reads 2009, the seventh annual Everybody Reads Project for the library. This year's featured book is the Oregon Book Award winner Stubborn Twig by Lauren Kessler. Originally published in 1993, Stubborn Twig is the true story of three generations of a Japanese-American family living in the Pacific Northwest.

Pick up a free copy of the book to borrow at any Multnomah County Library or purchase one at participating bookstores like Broadway Books and Powells.

There are a variety of discussion groups, events, lectures, and activities happening through February. You can also take a survey to give feedback on book ideas for Everybody Reads 2010. Learn more at http://www.multcolib.org/reads/.

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to get in on this. Although, I better hurry. It's already a week into February, and I don't even have my copy yet!

    Thanks for the reminder, Andrea!