Pick is in for Read Together Diamond Bar

The readers of Diamond Bar have spoken.

The selection for 2014's Read Together Diamond Bar is "True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall" by Mark Salzman, according to the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library.

The last day for votes was Jan. 5. 

The following information was provided by the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library.

In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author of Iron & Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at Los Angeles’ Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder.  What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. 

In voices of indelible emotional presence, the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars.  We see them coming to terms with their crime-ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves. 

Many exciting events are being planned around this book throughout the City of Diamond Bar for Read Together Diamond Bar in October 2014.

Whether it is called a city-wide book club or a state-wide reading campaign, communities of all shapes and sizes are adopting the concept originated in 1998 by the Washington Center for the Book:  people coming together through the reading and discussion of a common book.  There are now statewide, citywide, countywide reading programs all over the world. 

This will be a community-wide project open to individuals, companies and other organizations with many opportunities to participate. We encourage you to be part of this exciting community project.  For more information on participation, please call 909 629-2711.


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