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‘Bread and Roses’ book project

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Beginning in March, children in the Lawrence schools, as well as all other residents, are invited to participate in a citywide collaborative reading project. Thanks to a $7,500 federal grant awarded to Lawrence Public Library, citizens and students will be encouraged to read “Bread and Roses, Too,” a novel by Katherine Paterson that chronicles the Lawrence textile strike of 1912. The project goal is to promote reading, educate students about a significant event in city history, and encourage residents to participate in activities commemorating the strike’s 100th anniversary. Library staff members will coordinate with schools and community groups to acquire copies of the book, and Paterson is expected to visit several Lawrence schools in the spring. - Karen Sackowitz

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