The libraries of the Acalanes Union High School District and the Lamorinda community libraries of Contra Costa County have teamed up again to offer “One Community, One Book” to local teens.
This year we have chosen a powerful book Dear Martin by Nic Stone. A New York Times bestseller, Dear Martin tells the story of Justyce McAllister, an African American student at a predominantly white prep school, who, after nearly being arrested over a misunderstanding, grapples with his anger from that event as well as from the daily acts of prejudice he encounters at school by writing letters to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 25: Free Books will be available from school libraries & local Lamorinda community libraries AND Lafayette Library: “Dear Hero” writing contest begins: submissions to Lafayette Library or online at: LAF@ccclib.org
Tuesday, March 5: 6:30-8:00 PM -- Moraga Library, Community Room -Panel Discussion: A Race to Racial Harmony Led by Patrick Turner
Wednesday, March 13: 4-5:30 PM- Orinda Library, Garden Room Workshop: Courageous Conversations: Racial Harm & Healing Led by Circles for Social Change
Monday, March 25: “Dear Hero” writing contest deadline (submissions by 8:00 PM)
Thursday, April 11th: 5:30 -7:00 PM - Lafayette Library Film screening & “Dear Hero” contest finalists read their entries
Class and Academy Discussions at Acalanes, Campolindo, Las Lomas and Miramonte High Schools