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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 Chatting One Book: Create Dangerously, Chapter Eight - “Another Country”

By written 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 Chatting One Book: Create Dangerously, Chapter Six - “The Other Side of the Water”

By written 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 Chatting One Book: Create Dangerously, Chapter 3 - “I Am Not a Journalist”

By written 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 Chatting One Book: Create Dangerously, Chapter 2 - “Walk Straight”

By written 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 One Book: 10th Anniversary

By written 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 A Sneak Peek of One Book Events

By written by Eileen O.    November 2, 2011    3

One Book, One Philadelphia 2012 is here! And although the season doesn’t get into full swing until January, we’re too excited to keep quiet about this year’s selection, Create… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia 2012: Edwidge Danticat

By written by Eileen O.    October 26, 2011    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office today announced the selection of Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work as the 2012 One Book, One… continue reading Announcing the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 12, 2011   

Join readers nationwide as Walmart and the Free Library of Philadelphia host the first ever One Book, One Philadelphia online book chat! On Wednesday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST, visit… continue reading Join the First Ever One Book, One Philadelphia Online Book Discussion!

By written by Michelle S.    February 14, 2011    2

We're excited to announce that Sherman Alexie's War Dances has been chosen as the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia featured reading selection! Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, War Dances is a… continue reading Announcing the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection!

By written by Michelle S.    October 26, 2010    4

Now entering its sixth week, One Book, One Philadelphia continues to offer engaging events for the whole community. Whether you’re drawn to The Soloist 's themes of homelessness or classical… continue reading One Book Event Highlights

By written by Shannon G    February 24, 2009    3

Looking for an antidote to the post-holiday blues, chilly temps, and lack of sun in the coming months? Well grab your copy of The Soloist (you can borrow it from any branch of the Free Library)… continue reading Get Ready, Get Set, Get Reading!

By written by Shannon G    January 13, 2009    91