Posts in “one-book-one-philadelphia” (86)

Five Libraries that Go Beyond Books Huffington Post Most libraries have hosted authors for book discussions, but the  Free Library of Philadelphia  takes it one step furthur. They record… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 23, 2015    2

We're excited to announce that the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection for is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline . Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 16, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers! Winner of the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 23, 2013   

It’s the final week of One Book, One Philadelphia , and we couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming Julie Otsuka for the Grand Finale celebration on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 13, 2013   

Welcome to “Chatting One Book ,” week seven! Just two weeks are left of One Book, One Philadelphia , and we’d love for you to share on Facebook or Twitter (or in the comments… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 6, 2013   

Welcome back to “Chatting One Book ”! This week, we’re focusing on the section called “Traitors.” In “Traitors,” I thought Julie Otsuka did an especially… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 27, 2013   

“The Children” is perhaps my favorite section of The Buddha in the Attic , if one can have a favorite part of this wholly enveloping novel. I love how Julie Otsuka describes the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 20, 2013   

We’re halfway through the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia season! How many events have you made it to so far? This week’s edition of “Chatting One Book ” focuses on the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 13, 2013   

It’s the third week of “Chatting One Book ,” and this week we’re taking a look at the section, “Whites.” It’s a long section that details the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 6, 2013   

Welcome to the second week of our blog series, “Chatting One Book ”! Have you made it to any of our great One Book programs yet? Events are taking place throughout the city, so click… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 30, 2013   

Throughout these eight inspired weeks of One Book, One Philadelphia , I’ll be blogging about each chapter of Julie Otsuka’s masterful featured selection, The Buddha in the Attic . I… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 23, 2013   

Over the past several weeks, I have focused mainly on the themes, ideas, and questions brought up by Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously . However, I couldn’t conclude this blog… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 19, 2012    2

In “Our Guernica,” the final essay in Create Dangerously , Edwidge Danticat focuses on the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 and destroyed her former… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 12, 2012    1

“Flying Home” is probably my favorite essay in Create Dangerously. I’ve had a fascination with flying ever since I was a small child. I was immediately drawn in by and identified… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 5, 2012   

In chapter eight of Create Dangerously, “Another Country,” Edwidge Danticat writes about natural disaster and about how many residents of the developed world so frequently associate… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 22, 2011    1

“I know this is what you do now,” Tante Zi said. “This thing with the writing. I know it’s your work, but please don’t write what you think you know about… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 15, 2011   

“My country, Jean,” I said, “is one of uncertainty. When I say ‘my country’  to some Haitians, they think I mean the United States. When I say ‘my… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 8, 2011   

We’re deep in the heart of the reading period for the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia season, and I’m reading Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 1, 2011    1

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. In its 10 years, One Book has made an incredible impact on Philadelphia. Each year, the One Book… continue reading

By Eileen O.   November 9, 2011   

With the 10th anniversary of One Book, One Philadelphia and a compelling, thoughtful selection for 2012, we’re really excited about the events surrounding this year’s program. Create… continue reading

By Eileen O.   November 2, 2011    3