Bringing the State Together With One Book
On May 3, 2013, OSHEAN hosted a statewide videoconference for Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI). During the conference, RARI discussed The Beauty of Humanity Movement written by Camilla Gibb. The event was streamed live from Smithfield High School, with 100 students in attendance, and has been republished for on-demand viewing.
Reading Across Rhode Island provides a community read program to the state, and has been highly successful as it finishes its 11th year. The One Book, One State program allows the state to jointly recognize the importance of reading and education within Rhode Island. It also allows the entire state to read, relate, and interpret the same book within the same period of time.
Camilla Gibb was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She has gained notable recognition for many of her works, including the City of Toronto Book Award, and the CBC Canadian Literary Award for short fiction.