January 3, 2018
Immerse Yourself in the Immigrant Experience with the 2018 United We Read Campaign
Kelsy Thompson -
SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT — Library systems across Salt Lake County are uniting for the second-annual United We Read SLC campaign. United We Read SLC, a partnership of Murray Library, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Library, and Utah Humanities, is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experiences with others.
The selection for 2018 is The Book of Unknown Americans by award-winning author Cristina Henríquez. Henríquez is visiting the County Library's Viridian Event Center on January 17 to discuss The Book of Unknown Americans and to kick off the 2018 United We Read SLC campaign. Books are available for checkout from all libraries and will be available for purchase and signing at the event from The Printed Garden.
Discussions and events will be held January through March at various locations across the county, and are detailed online and on the United We Read SLC Facebook page. Additionally, local independent bookstores The Printed Garden and The King’s English will be selling The Book of Unknown Americans at a discounted rate during the campaign.
- WHAT: United We Read SLC Kickoff with Cristina Henríquez
- WHEN: Wednesday, January 17 at 7 pm
- WHERE: The County Library’s Viridian Event Center (8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan)
For more United We Read SLC events and programs, please visit unitedwereadslc.org.
About United We Read SLC
United We Read SLC, a partnership of Murray Library, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Library, and Utah Humanities, is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experiences with others.
About Cristina Henríquez
Cristina Henríquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Books of the Year. It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal. It was also longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Chicago. For more information on this speaker, please visit prhspeakers.com.