Library Holds First Discussion for One Book, One Community

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Mary Alice Reporting:

(Monday, October 9th) Tuscarawas County, Ohio – All area residents are invited to the first discussion of the book Wonder.

Tuscarawas County Library Technical Services Manager Andrea Legg says the book is part of the county’s One Book, One Community program and it tells the story of a 10-year-old who was born with extreme facial abnormalities.

“And the book follows him as he attends a mainstream school for the first time. It really focuses on his journey to accept his differences and it focuses a lot on cultivating that compassion and empathy in his peers.”

The first discussion will be at the Tuscarawas County Public Library on Tuesday, October 10th beginning at 5:30pm. Legg adds if you haven’t read the book yet there’s still time and it’s available in multiple formats, such as hardcopy and digital.

“There is also a children’s book. It’s kind of like a companion book for younger readers to enjoy. It’s called We’re All Wonders and it simplifies the story so that younger kids, like preschool and kindergarten age, can understand it.”

Other discussion groups are planned throughout the month of October at different locations. The final event will be held on November 6th at Kent State Tuscarawas at Founders Hall.

Also on Tuesday, Chipotle in New Philadelphia will be donating 50% of their proceeds from 4pm to 8pm to the One Book, One Community program.

To stay up-to-date on other events taking place regarding Wonder go online to www.tuscarawascountyliteracycoalition.org.

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