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Richland Library Selection Covers Passionate Topic of Racial Divide

Columbia, SC- After hundreds engaged in social justice discussions at Richland Library this fall, we are excited to announce Grant Park by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts, Junior as this year’s One Book, One Community selection.

The emotionally-charged novel takes a provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative.

In a review of Grant Park, the New York Times relays, “. . . these ideas [are] perennially salient, and doubly so today, given a growing litany of American sorrows, from Ferguson to Charleston and beyond. . . . lays bare the extent to which Americans, black and white, still struggle to articulate the basic elements of our shared past.”

Please join us in February 2017 as we dive into this thought-provoking novel. Whether it’s grabbing a copy, joining a book group or attending a community event, Richland Library is inviting local residents to take part in One Book, One Community – an initiative that encourages everyone to read the same book at the same time.

For more information about upcoming One Book, One Community events, be sure to visit richlandlibrary.com.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

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