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New York City launches citywide reading program




- BuzzFeed and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment launched a citywide reading program (essentially a book club) with a citywide vote on the book
- Five celebrities each urged New Yorkers to vote for a particular book
- Bebe Neuwirth was the celeb behind Americanah (list of other celebs and other books)
- Last week, it was announced that Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie had won
- NYC libraries have stocked up on extra copies and the audiobook is available for free
- Multiple events related to the book will be happening in the coming weeks
- Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo will be the leads in the film adaptation of the book

sources: 1 2 3 4

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Tags: books / authors, feminism / social issues
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