Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The winner is . . .

Blood Done Sign My Name is the selection for this year's UNC Summer Reading Program. Said Holden Thorp, chair of the selection committee, in an email announcement,

Our committee members felt that Tyson's story was engaging and fearlessly shared his own emotions and insights about how a white person was touched by the racial tension that permeated the Jim Crow South. In recommending the book, we hope that Tyson's candor will inspire readers to confront the fears and emotions that often attend discussions of race and to engage in a secure and energizing dialogue informed by historical clarity.

Excellent choice. (You don't have to be a UNC summer reader to read this really great book.)

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