One Book One Community: Discussing Heartland

heartland2 pm - 3 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level
Be part of the One Book, One Community movement by reading and discussing this year’s chosen book, Heartland. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up as the daughter of a dissatisfied young mother and raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1.

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