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Seattle Reads 2009

The Seattle Public Library has just announced its 2009 selection for the Seattle Reads program: My Jim by Nancy Rawles.

Some of you might recall that I wrote about My Jim in a previous post. At the time, I was assisting in the selection process, and as soon as I read Rawles’ powerful book, I knew it was the one.

My Jim will not be without controversy. It speaks to our country’s history of slavery, a subject that is fraught with emotion, whose repercussions are felt today. Rawles’ book is also based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a book that has been banned and challenged nearly every year since it was published.

I am looking forward to discussing this book in our communities, hearing what they have to say.

The dialogue has already begun.

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Misha Stone is a readers' advisory librarian with The Seattle Public Library. Follow her on Twitter at @ahsimlibrarian.

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