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(Author Julie Otsuka, at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Free Library Picks Japanese-American Novel For ‘One Book’

In the upcoming year, officials at the Free Library say, they would like everyone in the city to read “Buddha in the Attic,” a novel about the Japanese immigrant experience from the early 20th century through the internment camps of World War II.

10/24/2012

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Free Library’s Program Concludes With Special Appearance From Haitian Author

The 10th anniversary season for the One Book, One Philadelphia program at the Free Library of Philadelphia came to a close on Friday night with an interview with author, Edwidge Danticat.

03/17/2012

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Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform Commission

Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.

10/10/2011

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Free Library Kicks Off Philly’s “One Book” Program For 2011

The book chosen for this year’s program, War Dances, is a collection of stories, poems, and unstructured writings that offers perspectives through the eyes of its author, a Native American filmmaker, author, and poet.

01/19/2011