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File #: 220328    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/7/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/21/2022
Title: Celebrating the Selection of My Broken Language: A Memoir, written by Philadelphia-born, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Quiara Alegr?a Hudes, for the 2022 "One Book, One Philadelphia" Program.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22032800, 2. Signature 22032800
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Celebrating the Selection of My Broken Language: A Memoir, written by Philadelphia-born, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Quiara Alegr?a Hudes, for the 2022 "One Book, One Philadelphia" Program.

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WHEREAS, Since its founding in 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia has worked to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning; and

WHEREAS, Now, on its 20th annual season, the Free Library of Philadelphia's "One Book, One Philadelphia" is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia. It promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through the sharing of ideas and the joy of reading; and

WHERAS, This year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection is a Philadelphia coming-of-age story titled My Broken Language: A Memoir, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Quiara Alegr?a Hudes; and

WHEREAS, Hudes is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Water By the Spoonful; author of a critically-acclaimed memoir, My Broken Language; and screenwriter of the major motion picture In the Heights and Netflix's animated feature Vivo. She also co-wrote the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights and off-Broadway's Miss You Like Hell. Her notable essays include High Tide of Heartbreak, #OurMothersToo, and Corey Couldn't Take It Anymore; and

WHEREAS, After graduating from Philadelphia's Central High School, Hudes attended Yale University where she studied music composition. She subsequently attended Brown University, graduating in 2004 with an MFA in playwriting. In 2012, Hudes was a visiting playwright at Wesleyan University. She then returned to serve as the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater from 2014- 2017. On October 27, 2011, Hudes was inducted into Central High School's Alumni Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, My Broken Language: A Memoir is only the second One Book selection written by a Philadelphia-born author. Hudes includes descriptions of Phi...

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