Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (110)

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2018 season . On Wednesday night, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 10, 2018   

Author Jacqueline Woodson has said that as much as Another Brooklyn is the story of August, who we see progress from childhood to adulthood, it is the story of a place—Bushwick, New York.… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 3, 2018    1

When Another Brooklyn narrator August moves north with her father and brother, her mother does not go with them, but her absence in Bushwick isn't exactly real. The first sentence of… continue reading

By Brittanie S.   December 27, 2017   

"I refused to cover my head in public. Refused to walk through the world as a messenger of Allah’s teachings, ate hot dogs and bacon when I was with my girls. My Muslim beliefs lived… continue reading

By Lo I.   December 20, 2017   

by One Book, One Philadelphia Chair, Marie Field Born and raised in the Bronx, then Queens, I landed in Brooklyn when I moved into my new husband’s efficiency apartment on Willow Street in… continue reading

By Administrator   December 13, 2017   

Like the enormous condo building that is being erected on your block right now, the word "gentrification" has loomed large recently. Its definition is tough to pin down and experts have… continue reading

By Kalela W.   December 6, 2017    1

The thing I like most about One Book, One Philadelphia is the chance to read outside of my experiences—to see the world through the eyes of someone living a very different lifestyle that I… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 29, 2017   

Gladys Jamison couldn’t know this, but she was a girl coming of age in an exodus. Thirteen years old when her father moved her and her siblings to Brooklyn, she’d lost her mother five… continue reading

By Kalela W.   November 22, 2017    3

Another Brooklyn  is so rich with sound that I can hear it. I want to slide it onto a record player and spin myself back to white go-go boots and Al Green . 1970s. Inimitable young August has… continue reading

By Brittanie S.   November 15, 2017   

Jacqueline Woodson has said that Another Brooklyn , although a fictional story of four girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s, is at its heart a biography of her neighborhood—Bushwick. Having… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 8, 2017   

In Another Brooklyn , Jacqueline Woodson explores the complex coming-of-age story of the teenage August, while seamlessly weaving in the history of the late 1960s and 1970s. She shows how events… continue reading

By Lo I.   November 1, 2017   

Last week was a big week over here at the Free Library – we announced the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia featured title , marking the start of the 16th season of One Book ! So as we sit… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 25, 2017   

The 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 16th season, One Book will become immersed in Jacqueline Woodson’s… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 19, 2017   

After months (seriously) of combing through stacks of award winners, bestsellers, thought provokers, and heartstring pullers … WE HAVE SELECTED THIS YEAR’S ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 16, 2017    2

The end of another phenomenal One Book, One Philadelphia season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 15th season of… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 22, 2017   

One of the special things about the One Book, One Philadelphia programming season is the ability for the One Book program and the Free Library as a whole to get out in the community, start or… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 15, 2017   

I admit it: I’ve developed a slight obsession with baking pies. It all started last spring, when I took a hands-on pie class at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center with Holly… continue reading

By Samantha M.   March 14, 2017   

At the Free Library, we recognize that people come to literacy—and literature—in many different ways. In our Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative , art, music, and other unique tools… continue reading

By Alix G.   March 8, 2017   

Last week, the Drexel University Autism Support Program presented a panel discussion highlighting issues raised about autism in this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection , The Curious… continue reading

By Sandy H.   March 1, 2017   

You don’t understand how much I love burgers. I  love  them. Give me a big fat burger on a bun with a couple slices of tomato, pickles, and cheese, and you’ll see the… continue reading

By Kalela W.   February 22, 2017