It Only Looks Easy…A Look at the Process of Picking "The Book"

November 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm 1 comment

Here’s a link to a New York Times article detailing the difficulties involved in picking a “the book” for a community reading program. Interestingly, James McBride (last year’s Long Island Reads author) and Chang Rae Lee (this year’s author) were among the contenders in 2002 when New York City launched a city-wide reading initiative .

Entry filed under: Long Island Reads.

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  • 1. Marie N, Island Park PL  |  February 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

    It appears that the LIReads committee has succeeded where NYC did not. It is interesting that LIReads ended up selecting another book by the same author, Chang-Rae Lee, and that LIReads selected James McBride’s book, The Color of Water, which the NYC committee rejected. In both instances, I think LIReads did the correct thing.


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