(Oct. 20, 2008)—Ron Suskind, the author of the book, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League will be featured at a free event on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m., at North Point High School in Waldorf.
Suskind, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and best selling author, will talk about A Hope in the Unseen. The book follows the life of Cedric Jennings, a young man from southeast Washington, D.C., from the tenth grade at Ballou High School through his first year at Brown University in Rhode Island.
The program is part of One Maryland One Book, Maryland's first state-wide, community-centered reading program. One Maryland One Book is sponsored by the Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's County libraries; the Southern Maryland Regional Library; and the Maryland Center for the Book (a program of the Maryland Humanities Council).
A library spokesperson says the book was selected because it offers the opportunity to discuss important and highly relevant topics such as education and socio-economics. It also presents the opportunity to talk about race and race relations in Maryland and in America.
The event is free and open to the public. Suskind will answer audience questions immediately following his presentation. Seating is limited. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
For more information about other upcoming One Maryland One Book events, visit
www.onemarylandonebook.org or your library's Website: Calvert Library -
www.calvert.lib.md.us; Charles County Public Library -
www.ccplonline.org; and St. Mary's County Library -
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