The MDO would like to highlight “One Book, One Philadelphia” sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia. This year’s featured book is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.
The kick-off event for One Book, One Philadelphia will be held at the Parkway Central Library on January 17th. Author Julie Otsuka will be making an appearance.
The Buddha in the Attic tells the stories of “picture brides” who traveled from Japan to San Francisco in the early 1900’s. The book explores their lives as mothers, wives, and workers.
To learn more about this event, please visit One Book, One Philadelphia’s website at http://libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/obop13/index.cfm