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Join One Book, Many Communities: Sharon and My Mother-in-Law

by Ramah Kudaimi
November 17th, 2015

Take Part in Reading Campaign in January 2016

This winter join US Campaign member group Librarians and Archivists with Palestine for an exciting international reading campaign: One Book, Many Communities: Sharon and My Mother-in-Law.

The project draws inspiration from the “one book, one town” idea—wherein people in local communities come together to read and discuss a common book. Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) invites readers, librarians, and others to organize gatherings in January 2016 to discuss Sharon and My Mother-in-Law, the acclaimed memoir by Palestinian author and architect Suad Amiry. 

Amiry writes with humor and insight about the realities of life under occupation. From falling in love across borders to dealing with deliberately inscrutable Israeli policies, Amiry will have you laughing and crying in the same breath. LAP’s “One Book, Many Communities” campaign is designed to introduce readers to the richness of Palestinian literature and create a broader awareness and understanding of Palestinian history and the struggle for self-determination. 

Book groups can be held at a library, university or school, at a local non-profit organization or community center, in your living room, or at a bookstore. Click here for a toolkit to help you start planning!

If you schedule your event for sometime during the month of January 2016, you’ll be connected to readers across the globe who will be reading and discussing the book at the same time. Let LAP know about your plans by sending an email to librarians2palestine@gmail.com

The hashtag for the campaign is #lap1book and you can follow Librarians and Archivists for Palestine on Facebook here and on Twitter here for updates.