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The Duluth Public Library is proud to announce a regional reading initiative: Reading: Bridge to a Wider World, encouraging all area residents to read and discuss the same book before April 14, 2002. This project has been patterned after similar efforts in several cities across the country. The local committee working on the project believes that books bring people together and can open up a whole world of opportunity. The book selected is Harper Lee's compelling novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
To celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20), the Duluth Public Library, your neighborhood library and area bookstores will host book discussions, movie presentations, lectures and other special events.
To Kill a Mockingbird?
This novel has been popular since it was first published in 1960; copies are found in every library and on many home bookshelves. The novel deals with coming-of-age themes and with social and racial issues. While the novel takes place in the South in the 1930s, the issues are still relevant today. Duluth has its own history of racial violence, as described in The Lynchings in Duluth, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Author Michael Fedo spoke as part of the Lectures @ Your Library series in February 2001. For an excerpt from his book, click here.
How Can You Participate?