United We Read 2008

Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen


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The Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network’s Metro Area Reader’s Round Table Committee (MARRT) is excited to announce the 2008 United We Read selection Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.


Currently in our seventh year, United We Read is coordinated by the Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network (KCMLIN) a multi-type library consortium serving over 200 library systems on both sides of the Missouri/Kansas state line.  The goals of the program are to promote reading and literacy; build a community of readers; and broaden exposure to and appreciation for good literature. 


The goal of United We Read is to encourage readers from all walks of life, from high school level through senior citizens, to read and discuss the themes within the book.  Program organizers hope once again, members of book discussion groups, library clubs, churches, youth groups, corporate groups – any gathering of people, will connect over discussions of the United We Read book. Water for Elephants will be made available through the local libraries and area bookstores.


Everyone in the Kansas City Metropolitan Community is encouraged to read Water for Elephants during 2008.  Area libraries and book stores will host book discussion groups.  Libraries will provide information for community book clubs as well.  We look forward to the opportunity to share this award winning title with the community.













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