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Harrison County & a Book: About Us

Harrison County & a Book is a One Book project that seeks to engage the community as we read together.

2014 Book Selection

The Harrison County & a Book Committee is happy to announce that the Harrison County community has voted for Ron Hall & Denver Moore's Same Kind of Different As Me: A modern day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together as the 2014 Selection.

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.

An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel.

A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream.
A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.

Read more about the book

The Book

Marshall News Messenger Article

A look back at HCAAB 2014

Harrison County Reads

Harrison County and a Book is a group primarily made up of librarians, teachers, and citizens concerned about the impact of reading.  We feel that when a community reads one book together that people, co-workers, families and friends spend quality time together.  What’s more, they discuss the book and then they celebrate the book with poems, enactments, film and even role playing. 

2014 Calendar of Events

Harrison County & A Book Opening Program

Marshall Public Library
March 17, 2014 -- 5:30pm


ETBU Book Discussion

ETBU's Mamye Jarrett Library
March 25, 2014 -- 6:30pm


Wiley College Book Discussion

Wliey's Thomas W. Cole, Sr. Library
March 27, 2014 -- 6:30pm


Special Debate: "Are We Winning the War on Poverty?"

Featuring members of the ETBU Debate Team
Marshall Public Library
April 1, 2014 -- 6:30pm


Children's Storytime

Marshall Public Library
April 1, 2014 -- 6:30pm & April 2, 2014 -- 10:30am


Waskom Potluck Book Discussion

Waskom Public Library
April 7, 2014 -- NOON


Harrison County & A Book Closing Program


Wiley College Thomas W. Cole, Sr. Library
April 11, 2014 -- 4:00pm

2014 HCAAB Committee Members

2014 Harrison County & A Book Committee Members

Marshall Public Library
Cynthia King, Public Services Librarian
Anna Lane, Library Director

Waskom Public Library
Willa Bose, Library Director

Wiley College
Chris Altnau, Technical Services Librarian
Robert Smith, Reference & Instruction Librarian

East Texas Baptist University
Annie Henderson, Head of Access Services
Elizabeth Ponder, Manager of Instruction & Information Services

Marshall ISD
Marsha Edney, MHS Librarian

Books & Java - Marshall Mall
Linda Jones, Proprieter

Past Selections