What is the Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year?
Suburban communities in northern Illinois, home for many of us, continue to grow in diversity – with many people from many races and ethnic backgrounds. Our communities reflect a “mosaic” – a work of art patterned from distinct pieces – but together making something beautiful. We realize, however, that racism, religious bigotry and ethnic hostilities are still present in our communities. Now in its tenth year, the Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year is a program that wants to confront issues – issues of racial and social justice. We believe that education and communication can break down barriers between people.
When will the program start?
You can begin reading the books at any time. Copies of selected titles will be available at participating libraries beginning in June 2017, and some will host discussion groups throughout the fall and winter. Check with a participating library near you for more information.
How can I participate?
Listed libraries will have copies of Suburban Mosaic books available for checkout, and some will present programs and book discussions. Encourage your local library or school to participate.
Where can I find the books?
Each participating library will have multiple copies. Books are available at area bookstores.