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.
Community members can meet Ms. McMillan on April 15, 2015 at a community talk and book signing at the Monroe County Community College La-Z-Boy Center.
The One Book, One Community of Monroe County companion read selected for middle school readers is The Thing About Luck, the 2013 young adult literature National Book Award winner, by Cynthia Kadohata. The teen reader selections are Stuffed by Eric Walters and Little Brother by Corey Doctorow. The picture book selection is Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson.
There will be a series of community events planned around the themes in The American Way of Eating. The full slate of One Book, One Community of Monroe County events runs from March 23 through April 18, 2015. All events are free to the community. Watch the Monroe Evening News newspaper and this website for more details about the books selected and to follow the various events as they develop.
Simon & Schuster
Founding Partners Monroe County Community College
The Foundation at Monroe County Community College
Monroe County Library System
Monroe Publishing Company - Monroe News
Major Sponsors Calder Dairy and Farm Education Plus Credit Union
Harbor Inn & Ale
Janssen Brothers Farms, LLC
Leski Insurance Agency, LLC
Siena Heights University
Supporters The Agora
Diversity Committee of Monroe County Community College
Friends of One Book, One Community
Monroe County Community College Student Government
Monroe County Historical Museum
Educational Reading Partners
Airport Community Schools