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Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Get ready Kansas City - to read!! The Metro-Area Reader's Round Table (MARRT) has come together to repeat the success of the community-wide reading idea that began in Seattle several years ago. "United We Read" is both the program title and dream, with the goal of having as many people as possible throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Community read the same book.

High School students are specifically being targeted as part of the group who will participate in this reading program. "United We Read" will promote community, school, and family partnerships to improve educational, specifically reading, opportunities for an intergenerational group of learners. Displays and "teacher tool kits" will be made available for those participating in "United We Read."

The project will kick off in August 2002 for summer reading and in September 2002 for the schools and October for book clubs. The event will end with an author visit in November of 2002. If you would like more information on this exciting program, please print out and complete the form below and return it to the Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network. We look forward to sharing this project with you.

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Please fax or send form to:
United We Read
15624 E. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 521-7257 Fax: (816) 461-0966