Friday, September 5, 2008

A Year of Alabama Books

We'd like to introduce "A Year of Alabama Books," a new program from This Goodly Land and the Alabama Center for the Book. "A Year of Alabama Books" is a reading program that coordinates books by Alabama writers to the months of the calendar year. The program is not tied to a particular year; you can pick it up at any point and start from there.

Two reading lists have been prepared: one for children and younger teens and one for adults and older teens. The lists can be used by teachers, parents, book clubs, and anyone interested in getting better acquainted with the wide range of Alabama literature.

The Alabama Center for the Book has printed up bookmarks with both lists and has distributed them to schools around the state. If you would like your own bookmark, a pdf version is available on the TGL Web page for "A Year of Alabama Books." The Web page also has expanded versions of the two lists explaining the monthly tie-ins and making additional book suggestions.

Download the bookmark for "A Year of Alabama Books" in pdf format.

Midge Coates, Project Manager
This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape

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