For the second consecutive year, Domtar will support Tosa’s All-City Read in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, by making a donation to purchase books.
The annual citywide event encourages all residents to read the same book at the same time so they can enjoy discussing it in neighborhood book clubs and at public meetings and special events around town. This is the third year of the event, which promotes literacy and fosters a greater sense of community.
Tosa’s All-City Read 2016
This year, event organizers have chosen the novel “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman. The book is a New York Times best-seller about a curmudgeonly man with staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse; it explores the profound impact one life can have on countless others. Most of Ove’s neighbors dislike him, but what will happen when a young couple with two chatty daughters moves in next door? Can they soften his heart and find the real Ove under the cranky exterior?
The organizers will also suggest titles for younger readers and pre-readers so that they, too, can participate in the event. In addition, the Tosa’s All-City Read website provides information on how to start a book club, recipes, writing contests and more.
As part of Domtar’s Powerful Pages initiative, which promotes education and literacy, Domtar donated $1,000, which will cover the cost of 125 copies of “A Man Called Ove” to the Tosa’s All-City Read. Those books, along with an additional 100 copies, will be given away at a local farmers market. Copies will also be available at senior centers and in high school libraries, Little Free Libraries and bookstores across the city.
“Domtar’s donation last year made a huge difference in the number of people who had access to our book and events,” said Maureen Connors Badding, chairperson of the Tosa’s All-City Read program. “We are very grateful for Domtar’s continued support.”