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Everybody Reads: Child-Rearing and Identity
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 8:00pm

Everyone reads the same book—and then comes to Portland State to talk about it. That’s the goal of Multnomah County Library's annual Everybody Reads program, sponsored in part by PSU.

Through schools, lectures, discussion groups, and author visits, and with thousands of copies distributed for free at county libraries, Everybody Reads has become a success story of its own.

The 2012 Everybody Reads selection is The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin, 2010) by Heidi W. Durrow, a New York Times bestselling author, and a graduate of Portland’s Jefferson High School.

Child-Rearing and Identity
Tuesday, February 21, 6 p.m.
Portland State University professors Martha Balshem (Sociology) and Alma Trinidad (Social Work) and psychologist Cheryl Forster (Student Health and Counseling) will discuss issues related to identity and development. 

All Everybody Reads events are free and held at the PSU Library, 1875 S.W. Park Ave., Rm. 160, unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is a compelling debut novel about growing up biracial and bicultural in a mostly black community during 1980s Portland, Ore.

For more information and additional resources, as well as locations to pick up a free copy of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, visit

Support for Everybody Reads at PSU comes from the Department of English, PSU Library, Center for Academic Excellence, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Auxiliary Services, University Honors, Department of Sociology, School of Social Work, Department of Black Studies, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Health and Counseling, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Research and Strategic Partnerships, and University Communications.