|On The Same Page 2012 (Ongoing Event)|
Event Type: On The Same Page|
Age Group(s): Adults, 55+
Date: 2/1/2012 - 3/31/2012
Now in its 11th year, On The Same Page is an annual community reading event hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Join others in your community and read The Submission by Amy Waldman. The Submission explores how 9/11 has challenged our personal convictions and changed the public debate on what it means to be American.Library: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
A jury charged with choosing the design for a memorial to those who died in a terrorist attack selects an anonymous winning design, only to discover that its creator is an American Muslim. Deeply conflicted, they can imagine what a firestorm of controversy their choice will cause.
And of course it does. The story is told through the eyes of characters on all sides of the controversy, including a widow of one of the victims (the jury member who most passionately supports the winning design), outraged protesters representing the families of the victims, the widow of an illegal immigrant killed in the attack, and the winning designer himself, the assimilated son of immigrant parents who has never thought much about his Muslim heritage until he becomes the symbol of his religion and the focus for the controversy.
Visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/samepage for more information about the book and related programming, discussion questions and other resources.
On the Same Page is a project of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and is made possible in part by the Friends of the Public Library, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, the University of Cincinnati and the Mercantile Library.
This year's special partners are Xavier University, the Bruggeman Center for Dialogue, the College of Mt. St. Joseph, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, BRIDGES for a Just Community and Cincinnati Metro.
Thanks to our media partners 91.7 WVXU, the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati.com.