Archive for Sunday, March 18, 2007

Service promotes reading of novel

March 18, 2007

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A Kansas University service that provides readings of books for people who are visually impaired or who have trouble reading is taking part in a "Read Across Kansas" project.

Audio-Reader is joining with the Kansas Center for the Book to promote a statewide effort to read "The Learning Tree" by famed photographer and Kansan Gordon Parks.

The book, subtitled "How it feels to be black in the white man's world," is an autobiographical novel set in Fort Scott during the 1920s.

"The Learning Tree" was recorded by Audio-Reader volunteer Marilyn Epp and will be broadcast on Audio-Reader's closed-circuit radio reading service April 2 to 12. Audio-Reader will also provide CD and cassette recordings to area libraries.

Recordings also are available online at reader.ku.edu.

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