“One Book, One Community” is a grassroots effort to bring together students, teachers, librarians, parents and community members around a single text, Towers Falling, by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Collaborating with the Teton County School District are the Teton County Library Foundation and Jackson Hole Writers, as well as local nonprofits such as KHOL and pARTners. Fifth and sixth graders across the district are being given a copy of the text on June 11th as a summer reading assignment. Author Jewell Parker Rhodes will visit Jackson Hole for a lecture and student workshop hosted by Jackson Hole Writers on June 28th and 29th. The community project will kick-off in the schools on September 11th with a community-wide book discussion on October 11th.
Each Sunday at 12:30pm on KHOL, we will air a segment of Towers Falling as read by Libby Crews-Wood. Listen at 891khol.org or on 89.1 FM in Jackson Hole. New installments will be uploaded on the Monday after they air live on Sunday. Subscribe to KHOL in iTunes or on Soundcloud.