Farrell Howe FarrellH at kpl.gov
Fri Sep 20 16:09:17 EDT 2019

September 20, 2019

Farrell Howe | Marketing & Communications Manager
Kalamazoo Public Library | CEN
315 S. Rose St. | Kalamazoo, MI, 49007
(269) 553-7879

Kalamazoo Public Library Announces 2020 Reading Together Title:
We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins with Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

Kalamazoo, MI, Friday, September 20, 2019. Kalamazoo Public Library<http://www.kpl.gov/> is proud to announce the 2020 Reading Together title We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins with Breakfast<https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374280000> by Jonathan Safran Foer. Foer will speak about his book on Tuesday, March 10 at Chenery Auditorium<https://www.cheneryaud.com/>.

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves—with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast.

"Eye-opening . . . In this follow-up to his influential Eating Animals, [Foer] brings both personality and passion to an issue that no one has figured out how to address in a way that inspires an adequate response." —Mark Bittman, The New York Times Book Review

"We Are the Weather is an earnest call to action in the face of climate change, but it’s not a polemic. Instead, it’s a personal exploration." —Ross Scarano, The Wall Street Journal

Copies of We Are the Weather will be available soon for check out at every Kalamazoo Public Library location<https://www.kpl.gov/hours/>.

In the spring, KPL will host a series events focused on a variety of climate change topics. Information about these events will be posted at readingtogether.us as the details are finalized.

About Reading Together

The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. When we do that, we engage and learn, not only about ourselves, but more importantly about each other and the world around us.

By experiencing the same book, hearing the author of that work speak right here in Kalamazoo, and examining the book’s themes through a local lens, we are able to embrace our similarities and differences from a common point of reference.
Very simply, when we read together, we grow together.

Media: please email farrellh at kpl.gov<mailto:farrellh at kpl.gov> for imagery, information or to schedule an interview with the Reading Together Coordinator, Karen Trout.


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