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2013 Wandering BooksKingPeggy

2013 Wandering BooksKingPeggy

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Press Release
 
For Immediate Release
 Contact: Michele Alexander, Communications Manager410.685.4186 |malexander@mdhc.org 
Date: July 17, 2013
COPIES OF ONE MARYLAND ONE BOOK PICK WANDER AROUD THE STATEFree “Wandering Books” of 
King Peggy 
Hit the Road
(Baltimore, MD) – Free copies of the 2013
One Maryland One Book 
(OMOB) selection have been releasedaround the state of Maryland with a unique and fun campaign to entice readers new to the program, called“Wandering Books.” A social media campaign utilizing Facebook and Twitter will support the promotion.Participating libraries include the Washington County Free Library, Harford County Public Library, QueenAnne’s County Free Library, Frederick County Public Libraries, Talbot County Free Library, Prince George’sCounty Memorial Library System, and the Southern Maryland Regional Library system, which includesCalvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.
About
One Maryland One Book 
One Maryland One Book 
(OMOB), a program of the Maryland Center for the Book, brings diversegroups of Marylanders together in library, school, and community settings to share a commonreading experience through book discussions and companion programming. The 2013 OneMaryland One Book is
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman.
 
King Peggy 
chronicles the journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to atown of 7,000 people on Ghana's central coast. Peggy's first two years as king of Otuamunfold in a way that is stranger than fiction. In the end, a deeply traditional African townis uplifted by the ambitions of its decidedly modern female king, and Peggy is herself transformed, from an ordinary secretary to the heart and hope of her community.One Maryland One Book is proudly sponsored by the Institute of Museum and LibraryServices, the Maryland State Department of Education, the Alvin and Fanny B.Thalheimer Foundation, BGE, with additional support from M&T Bank and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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