Kabul Beauty School
City Reads

Community-Wide Read

Pick Kabul Beauty School as your One Book, One Community read and share this remarkable tale of an extraordinary community that comes together to learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.

Tips for planning a One Book, One Community program with Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

  1. Decide on a weekend, a week, or even a month to designate as your town's One Community, One Read Days.
  2. Work with bookstores, local newspapers, radio and television stations, schools, places of worship, local businesses, restaurants, and other community centers to publicize the program well in advance.
  3. Order additional copies of Kabul Beauty School to put into circulation at your town's local library branches upon the announcement of the program. Alert local high schools and bookstores about the program as well.
  4. Plan discussions of the book at several different locations throughout the town, including each of your local library branches. For a list of discussion questions, visit www.kabulbeautyschoolbook.com.
  5. Invite local celebrities to participate in a round-table discussion on Kabul Beauty School
  6. Plan related events for the duration of the reading program. These events will build up interest in your program and bring your community together. Here are some ideas:
    1. Hold an event at a local beauty salon or beauty school.
    2. Organize a group fund-raising activity such as a bake sale, car wash, garage sale, or marathon to raise money for a local women's charity.
  7. In Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriguez describes the feeling of wanting to "give back"to her community in an untraditional manner. Join your fellow neighbors and "give back" to your own community, whether in a traditional or nontraditional way.
  8. Create a program guide to hand out to the people in your community. The guide could include a    calendar of events, discussion questions, and a note from a community leader about the reading program.

As the icing on the cake, consider inviting the author, Deborah Rodriguez, to participate in a public program or give a reading from Kabul Beauty School.

For more information, contact bpgmarketing@randomhouse.com
Rodriguez's availability is subject to her schedule and locale.
For more information visit www.kabulbeautyschoolbook.com

We are pleased to offer (while supplies last) a complimentary copy of Deborah Rodriguez's Kabul Beauty School to librarians requesting one. Please contact bpgmarketing@randomhouse.com with your name, title, name of your library, and your library's mailing address.

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