The fourteenth annual One Book One Valley, a community read program for the Mount Washington Valley and surrounding towns, will be held in 2019. This year's book is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt. During September and October, each library will host a book discussion and some will also hold programs related to the themes in the book.
The money raised via this Go Fund Me will support the hosting of Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People at one or more of the participating libraries.
The culminating event will be an evening with the author on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Kennett High School in North Conway. Other programs will include “Gender 101,” a film showing of “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria” followed by a facilitated discussion, a panel discussion with mental health and medical providers in partnership with Kennett High School’s GSTA (Gay/Straight/Transgender Alliance), “Ask a Transgender Person Anything,” and “No Cinderella Story,” historian Laura Hodgman’s account of an oral history project she conducted in the transgender community of Tacoma, Washington.