Vermont Reads 2010: "The Day Of the Pelican"
VPR begins its 2010 collaboration with the Vermont Humanities Council's Vermont Reads state-wide reading program with The Day of the Pelican by Barre author Katherine Paterson. The book follows the Lleshis, a Muslim family in Kosovo as they are forced by war to flee their country and are eventually resettled in Vermont.
This series looks at the lives and communities of Vermont's refugee families, their struggles and successes. We'll hear readings from the book, interviews with new Vermonters and the people who work with them.