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One Book One Communit of Monroe County

March 23 – April 18, 2015

The One Book, One Community of Monroe County committee is pleased to announce the book choice for the 2015 program:  The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by award-winning journalist, Tracie McMillan.  Ms. McMillan’s undercover investigation reveals surprising truths about how American food is grown, sold, and prepared. Her inspirational story begins with her desire to answer two fundamental questions: “Why is it so difficult to eat well?” and “What would it take for us to eat well?” A timely work, Ms. McMillan’s investigation will provoke thoughtful discussions about food and eating options in the Monroe community. Ms. McMillan will visit Monroe County on April 15, 2015 to talk about her remarkable experience.

Each year, the One Book, One Community (OBOC) selection committee chooses a readily available and discussable book written by a major author. Monroe County residents are invited to read the same book and discuss it through a series of free programs each spring. OBOC is currently working on the programming for 2015. These events will feature book discussions and free, county-wide community activities related to the themes raised by provocative and inspiring stories.

See you in the Spring, 2015 for another exciting One Book, One Community.


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