Sunday, December 31, 2006


I picked up the audio version of Allende's Zorro for the drive back from Providence. Great stuff. I was looking around for info on the book and found that Newport, R.I. is making it the city wide read in 2007.
"Zorro!" by Isabel Allende has been chosen by the Newport Library Foundation as the book for the 2007 NEWPORT READS! campaign.

This new novel, which tells the story of Zorro from his birth through young adulthood, is full of adventure, history, and folklore. Several events are planned for the community to learn about and discuss the novel:

€ March 1 - kick-off party at the Newport Performing Arts Center, with short readings from the novel.

€ March 19 - panel discussion for book clubs and anyone else who has read the novel, location to be announced.

€ March 21 - Showing of the Douglas Fairbanks movie "Zorro" with organ at Atonement Lutheran Church.

More information about these events will be published in the upcoming months. Mark your calendar now and watch for more details. Last year's NEWPORT READS! was a huge success, and this year promises to be just as exciting.

The concept of an entire community reading the same book has grown in popularity across America over the past few years. The idea is to promote reading and at the same time provide activities for the community to come together and share thoughts and ideas through discussions and book clubs.

The Newport Public Library is amassing a collection of Zorro related materials, which will be available to the public soon.

"Zorro!" would make a great gift for friends and family. NEWPORT READS! encourages everyone to read Zorro!, and to participate in as many activities as possible.

Why can't the DOE sponsor a NYC reads. I would nominate A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.
Who am I kidding

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