Thursday, October 15, 2009

October is... National Reading Group Month and One Book, One Arlington

Join us for our kickoff tonight for our One Book, One Arlington at the Southeast Branch as Linda Stogner and Therese Powell present the "Mighty Mites" segment of their Nowhere But Texas 2 documentary. Our book this year is Twelve Mighty Orphans by Jim Dent, a sportswriter that covered the Cowboys as a sportswriter for 11 years.

As you read the book, take a look at some websites that flesh out the story and remember to come to one of the four book group discussions scheduled to take place in November:
  • A fascinating Google Map that takes a look at every place that is mentioned in Twelve Mighty Orphans.
  • Official 12 Mighty Orphans blog: "They came with nothing and left with everything"
  • Unofficial Facebook page
  • Nowhere but Texas: website about the documentary
  • Orphan Train Depot: The Museum and Research Center are dedicated to the preservation of the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929.

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