One Book/One City Includes the Homeless

The goal of “one city” programs is to get an entire community to read one book. This year, One Book/One Philadelphia is making the homeless a part of the reading community. The book they chose, The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, is about a friendship between the author and a talented homeless musician. The Free Library of Philadelphia has given 600 copies of the book to people who work with the homeless and paperback copies are being distributed through the shelters.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the book is having an effect on the entire city. Gerri Trooskin, the One Book project manager at the Free Library, tells the Inquirer that this year’s One Book events were drawing “record turnout.”

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The Soloist

Lopez, Steve

  • Paperback: $15.00
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (September 30, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 042522600X
  • ISBN-13: 978-042522600
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $19.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, (May 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433215225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433215223
  • Audio Cassette: Unabridged, $44.95
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, (May 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1433215217
  • ISBN-13: 978-143321521
  • OverDrive: WMA Audiobook, Mobipocket eBook, Adobe PDF eBook

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