POLAND – Poland Regional High School has announced the text for the third annual “Four Towns on the Same Page.” The “Community Reads” for Minot, Poland, Mechanic Falls and Raymond is designed to get adults and teenagers to read and discuss the same text.

The book is “Whale Talk” by award-winning young adult author Chris Crutcher.

The “Celebration of Reading” will feature a talk by the book’s author from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 27. The evening will revolve around cross-generation discussion groups of the novel.

“Whale Talk” features the intellectually and athletically gifted TJ, a multiracial adopted teenager who shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school’s less popular students.

With the help of grant money from the Great Maine Schools Project, the high school has purchased several hundred copies of the book to loan to students and community members. Anyone can buy or borrow the book from the school information center. In addition, area libraries and bookstores are stocking extra copies.

Contact Lori Gunn at the school, 998-5400, ext. 430, for additional information.


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