Sunday, September 21, 2008

One Book One New Orleans

Blue Cypress Books is very excited to be working with One Book One New Orleans.

One Book, One New Orleans is a community wide reading program of the Young Leadership Council and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans. One Book has a two part mission: we are a campaign for literacy and community. During a reading period every year, One Book encourages residents of the Greater New Orleans Area aged 16 years and older to engage in the common endeavor of reading the same book at the same time. Our aim is that through this shared experience, residents from the different communities of Greater New Orleans come together and embrace their similarities by reading, discussing, and attending events relating to the same book. This year's book is Tom Piazza's "City of Refuge."

Our event will be inspired by the book's characters: "Annie's Home," which takes its name from a young girl's love for the city. This event is a children's art project in which children will create houses and neighborhoods from pint-sized milk cartons. The event is Oct. 18 at Blue Cypress Books at 2 p.m. See you there~

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