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2017 Spring ~ One Book, One College - A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home: Book Drive Service Project

Spring 2017 Massasoit One Book One College selection: A Chance in the World and history of the OBOC community reads program.

Children's Book Drive

Service Project Information

The direction of Steve Pemberton's young life changed when a kindly neighbor gifted a box of books to him (page 29):

Nothing I write can accurately capture the power and timeliness of the gift Mrs. Levin gave me that day..the characters that unfolded in those books and the worlds they lived in showed me a different life, a future far beyond the pain of the house on Arnold Street. I learned that not everyone lived the way I did, that most people came from intact homes that offered joy and laughter, freedom an exploration, promise and possibility. And because of what I read, I developed the ridiculously absurd notion that one day I, too, could have a life like the ones I read about.

As one of Massasoit's 50 Acts of Community Service, we hope to replicate Steve's experience for numerous children. We will collect books and donate them to the boys & girls currently associated with the Louison Center at the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton.  

Please consider donating your gently used books, infant through young adults,or purchasing one or two of your old favorites that you can share with a child.

For more information, please contact:

Donna LeClair, Women's Center SC146, x1484
Rachel Zyirek, Brockton Library SC201, x1933 

Pauline Aiello, Canton Library C302, x2945