I am so excited to share that St. Anne’s-Belfield School will be a community partner with Cville OneBook this year! As a member of the Cville OneBook Committee, I am so excited about the opportunity to use a story to bring the Charlottesville community together for reflection and discussion. Let me tell you a little bit more about Cville OneBook, and our 2018 project:
The Charlottesville OneBook program—a partnership between Charlottesville High School, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Virginia Center for the Book, University of Virginia Library, Albemarle County Public Schools, Waynesboro High School Diversity Coalition, St. Anne’s-Belfield, and other community organizations—has launched its inaugural reading program for 2018, featuring The Hate U Give, the award-winning young adult novel by Angie Thomas.
The program will provide free books to schools, community, organizations, and readers throughout the region, by request, along with opportunities to engage with the text through in-person programming and discussions for readers of all ages.
The copies of the book that will be given away are part of a limited-release paperback edition that is dedicated to Charlottesville, in response to the August 2017 events that took place here.
In order to support these efforts, the program is currently accepting donations from individual and corporate donors who wish to provide funding to enable a greater number of books to be distributed within the community. With fundraising well underway, the program still needs an additional $10,000 to provide copies of the book and support programmatic offerings, which will launch in Spring 2018.
To learn more about the program and support these efforts, visit cvilleonebook.com.
We are passionate about using stories to bring our community together. We can’t wait to share Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give with young adults and adults in our community, and to learn and grow together. But we need your help! A $20 donation can put four books in the hands of Charlottesville readers. Can you help us reach our goal to provide free books and community programming to the Charlottesville community?
I’ll be posting soon about community events – including the event that St. Anne’s-Belfield School will be hosting! – and ways that you can get involved with Cville OneBook. In the meantime, every donation helps, so please share our website and spread the word!
Cville OneBook has been all over the news! See more from NBC29 (Charlottesville High School Students Read Anti-Racism Book Together in Campaign) and CBS19 (New Reading Program Aims to Build Unity), or listen on WINA NewsRadio (Charlottesville OneBook Launches Program).