One Book One Valley 2018 Selection
From the NPR summary:
Underground Airlines will start a lot of conversations. A lot.
The book’s narrator is an African-American man living in a near-future United States in which slavery has never been entirely eliminated (“Big Abe,” meaning President-elect Lincoln, was shot early in his campaign, and several Southern states amended the Constitution to retain it).
Worse, he’s working for a Union that supports slavery through its cooperation with the “Hard Four” states that maintain it. This man, whose name is generally Victor, simmers with rage early on and throughout: “I remember them. I remember them all” he says, of the men, women, and children he’s been forced to hunt down. “… it was my practice at the beginning of a new job, to think of myself as having no name at all. As being not really a person at all. A man was missing, that’s all, missing and hiding, and I was not a person but a manifestation of will. I was a mechanism — a device. That’s all I was.”
Thursday, April 12 @ 6:00 pm (Colorado Mountain College, Edwards)
Take a look at the great memories of the author’s visit to our valley.
One Book One Valley wants to thank all of our participants and partners for being a part of the 2018 One Book One Valley Community Read, and attending our Grand Finale with author Ben H. Winters.
The visit was a great finish to our community read program. We hope you can join us again next year.
Ben H. Winters & our Valley Teens