The Acalanes Union High School District and the Lamorinda Community Libraries of Contra Costa County (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) have teamed up again to offer “One Community, One Book” to local teens.
This year we have chosen a powerful book Dear Martin by Nic Stone. A New York Times bestseller, Dear Martin tells the story of Justyce McAllister, an African American student at a predominantly white prep school, who, after nearly being arrested over a misunderstanding, grapples with his anger from that event as well as from the daily acts of prejudice he encounters at school by writing letters to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Starting February 25: Free Books (while they last) will be available from the Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda public libraries (Middle Schools & High Schools).
Dear Hero.... Writing Contest (DEADLINE EXTENDED 2 DAYS)
Monday February 25th through Wednesday March 27th 8:00PM
Who is your hero when it comes to a core value or social issue you strongly believe in?
(This can be someone alive, someone deceased, a relative, a teacher, a mentor, a famous person, etc.
1. What is one core value or social issue you strongly believe in?
2. Why is it important to you?
3. Who is your hero as it pertains to this?
4. Write your hero a letter that describes how you feel, why you feel that way, and why they are important to that belief.
Tuesday, March 5th 6:30-8:00 PM
Moraga Library - Community Room
Moderated by: Patrick Turner
High School students discuss race relations and racial harmony from their perspectives.
Wednesday, March 13th 4:00-5:30 PM
Orinda Library - Garden Room
Led by: Circles for Social Change
Thursday, April 11th 5:30-7:00 PM
Lafayette Library - Homework Center
Finalist reading and film screening "Think of Calvin"