One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community

Cover of Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerPima County Public Library held our first-ever One Book, One Community program between December 2018 and April 2019. 250 free copies of the book and 150 study guides were handed out thanks to a grant provided by the Arizona State Library and the Library Services and Technology Act. Conversations about the book were held in person and online.

Parable of the Sower tells the story of Lauren, a young black woman who has to discover more about the world and herself when she finds herself pulled from her family and the only home she's ever known due to dire and deadly circumstances. She ventures onto the road to find safety, and finds a new family and a new creed along the way.

This program was presented by Kindred, the team dedicated to reaching, supporting, and celebrating the black community.

This project was supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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