(13 News at 4) - Patricia Phillips visited 13 News at 4 to explain how the "One Book, Many Voices" book club at the Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library builds on an effort started 20 years ago.
The book club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the library's Hughes Room. The next meeting is April 17.
This month's reading is “Little Green” by Walter Mosley. It's mystery that features “Easy Rawlins,” a detective who is trying to solve a missing persons case in 1960 Watts. Phillips says you need not have read the book to attend the book club's discussion.
The club is an evolution from the African American writers book discussion group. Club members want to create interest in reading and talking about many different cultures and the writers who inspire us to be long-lived and more well rounded.
May’s book will be “Salt” by Earl Lovelace, a novel set in Trinidad featuring the son of a poor farm worker who rises above his class through sheer perseverance.