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El Club del Libro de la Iniciativa MLK del Alcalde Demings es una idea original del Subcomité de Educación y Alfabetización de la Iniciativa MLK. El objetivo es promover el amor por la literatura promocionando libros que están basados en los valores del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Estos valores incluyen: bondad, justicia e igualdad, amor, generosidad, educación, liderazgo y esperanza. Los miembros de la Iniciativa MLK y el Alcalde Jerry L. Demings seleccionan los libros. Se invita a los residentes a participar y buscar las selecciones en su biblioteca local para disfrutar de estas obras inspiradoras.

Libro Actual

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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Reseña del Libro

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.

Book Nominator

Kasey Brinkley, Orange County Staff Member & District 5 Resident

The Vanishing Half, a book written by New York Times-bestselling author Brit Bennett, inspired me to continue to show compassion towards others.

The book highlighted the values of equality, love and opportunity.

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Libros Anteriores

Libro Nominador Recursos
The Servant Leader de James A. Autry Robert Henlon, Fierce Entertainment Management LLC.
Small Great Things de Jodi Picoult Lisa Bachman, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
The Nickel Boys de Colson Whitehead Kelly Quintero, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Why We Can't Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jerry L. Demings, Alcalde del Condado de Orange
Becoming de Michelle Obama Latisha Thompson, Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Orlando
His Truth is Marching On de Jon Meacham, epílogo de John Lewis Vera Gray, Residente del Condado de Orange, Distrito 5
Across That Bridge by John Lewis Doreen Overstreet, Orange County Staff Member
A Promised Land by Barack Obama Lucas Boyce, Orange County Staff Member & District 2 Resident
Dear Martin by Nic Stone Beth Jackson, Orange County Staff Member