Piedmont High School : Achieve the Honorable

Readmont 2018: The Accusation by Bandi
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We are pleased to announce the official launch of Readmont 2018, Piedmont’s community read project, now in its eighth year. All Piedmonters are encouraged to read The Accusation: forbidden stories from inside North Korea- by Bandi. The original manuscript of over 700 pages was smuggled across the border into South Korea and then edited into a more readable set of short stories about daily life of North Korean citizens. One of the most poignant stories is about a worker who cannot get a pass to travel to his home village to see his dying mother.

Books are available for check out at each of the Piedmont school libraries, including the elementary schools. Again this year, our books are funded through a generous grant from the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair is, also, offering a 20% discount on this title.

We hope this common reading experience will forge positive connections among students, staff, parents and community members as well as encourage reading as a medium of collaboration. English department chairperson, Beth Black will lead community discussions both during the school day as well as an evening event in April.  Specific dates to be determined.  

Please join the community in reading our 2018 Readmont book.

Address questions to Kathryn Levenson, Teacher Librarian for Piedmont High School klevenson@piedmont.k12.ca.us  or
Beth Black, PHS English Department chairperson at bblack@piedmont.k12.ca.us

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