'On The Same Page' Community Reading Program
7th Annual Program Starts June 1st
For the seventh year in a row, the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior have joined to present ‘On The Same Page,’ (OTSP) a one-book event that asks everyone to read the same book at the same time.
Sing for Your Life is about Ryan Speedo Green, a tough kid who had a tough upbringing. As noted in the review on the GoodReads website, Ryan’s family “…lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and abusive. At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.
In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses. Sing for Your Life chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom.”
With funds donated by the Lafayette and Louisville library foundations and the Town of Superior, the Lafayette and Louisville libraries have purchased more than 100 copies of the book. Book club sets with multiple copies of the title are also available through both libraries. The title will also be available as a downloadable e-book.
Beginning in September, ‘On The Same Page’ will offer book discussions and its perennially popular ‘Stories on Stage’ performance at the Louisville Center for the Arts sponsored by the Louisville Cultural Council. This year there will also be two guest appearances by nationally recognized Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Coit.