A library volunteer asked me recently what types of books libraries choose for September Project discussion events. I had a few ideas:
Another selection worthy of a discussion: Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders. Learning about an important historical period from first-hand accounts would certainly spark thoughtful discussions amongst participants.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington read and discussed The Kite Runner for their event last year.
Persepolis would certainly get participants thinking about historical events and their currency in today’s world. I had the pleasure to attend a talk by the author, Marjane Satrapi, at the Seattle Public Library a few years back.
These are just a few ideas that came to mind. I’m certain there’s more… hint, hint: please share!