Thursday, October 2, 2014

October is DURHAM READS month featuring March Book One

Durham Reads TogetherMarch: Book One

If you haven't heard about Durham Reads this October, it is an opportunity for the entire Durham community to read and reflect on a book together.  The book for this year is March, a fantastic graphic novel that is a vivid first hand account of John Lewis' experiences in the civil rights movement.  We purchased a copy for about $11 on Amazon and of course the Library will have a bunch of copies.   

It is a good book to read as a family and discuss civil rights with youth, certainly middle school and up and maybe some mature upper elementary age kids.  It probably depends on your child.  See the review on common sense media and be ready for a good family conversation. 

Here’s the website for the Durham Reads in October.  If you go to the website there are many events throughout the entire month, including some youth oriented ones, as well as some exhibits to see.  Saturday is the launch with a March and an opportunity to hear Rep. John Lewis speak about the book. 

Durham Marches TogetherDurham Reads Together Kickoff - Saturday, October 4, 2:30 p.m., B. N. Duke Auditorium at NCCU

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