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Graphic novels are in their heyday of storytelling and creative expression. Stories and memoirs accompanied by illustrations can provide a meaningful, immersive reading experience. This is definitely the case with immigrant and refugee experiences. Embracing diverse themes and art styles, these books feature immigrant and refugee stories tying into this year's One Book, One Chicago theme… (more)
This season of One Book, One Chicago, we explore the theme Beyond Borders and the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Throughout the season, we're sharing guest blogs from Chicagoans reflecting on the theme of Beyond Borders in their own life. Lori E. Lightfoot is the 56th Mayor of Chicago. A native of Massillon, Ohio, Mayor Lightfoot has been a resident of Chicago since 1986 and lives on the Near… (more)
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Exit West, which was one of our Top 10 selections, is this year's pick for the One Book, One Chicago program. Head over to chipublib.org/oboc for more information including book discussions and a variety programs.
Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the top ten books of 2017.
Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.
Hamid is a dynamic young writer, and his latest work is a penetrating and timely exile novel. Saeed and Nadia, a couple beginning a budding romance, live in an unnamed city that is quickly becoming more dangerous and precarious as it descends into civil war. As their day-to-day existence becomes ... Read More »