Finding Peace through Literature: Discussing Complex Topics in Small Communities
The power of literature helps communities connect and discuss difficult issues through a unifying text. The Tipp City Public Library, in partnership with the Tipp City Schools and Dayton Literary Peace Prize, have hosted three award-winning authors to examine complex topics with high school students and the community. In this session, you will learn how the library and school continues to meet a challenging need in their community, enhances the school's curriculum, collaborates with key stakeholders, finds funding through national and local grants, expands a small-town outlook through difficult conversations and continues to exceed the outcomes of this program. The program continues to grow each year. Partners now include multiple libraries and high schools.
Wichterman, Drew; Noel, Aimee; and Mahaney, Brenda, "Finding Peace through Literature: Discussing Complex Topics in Small Communities" (2022). 2022 Imagining Community Symposium. 13.