October 8, 2012
TWO SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENTS SPOTLIGHT CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S ONE BOOK, ONE CHICAGO SELECTION
As part of this fall’s One Book, One Chicago program, the Chicago Public Library presents two special events highlighting the selection, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Both programs take place in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street. The programs are free and open to the public. Visit onebookonechicago.org, for more information.
Paul Rusesabagina in Conversation with Jerome McDonnell
Tuesday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina joins Worldview host Jerome McDonnell for a discussion about taking action against injustice. What choices does one make in times of war? This is one of the many questions asked in The Book Thief and is mirrored in Rusesabagina’s personal experience, when he sheltered over a thousand Tutsis and moderate Hutus during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The feature film Hotel Rwanda (2004) documented Rusesabagina’s incredible story.
Markus Zusak in Conversation with Dawn Turner Trice
Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
Markus Zusak, author of the fall 2012 One Book, One Chicago selection, sits down with Chicago Tribune columnist and author Dawn Turner Trice for a conversation about his vision behind The Book Thief as well as the author’s reaction to its enormous success among readers of all ages across the globe.
One Book, One Chicago is presented by the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Public Library Foundation, Allstate and BMO Harris.
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