2012-2013 Common Read Program
Armstrong’s Common Read text for the 2012 - 2013 academic year is The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. Pollan masterfully delves into the age-old question "what's for dinner?" by following home-grown, alternative/organic-grown, and industrial-grown foods from source to table. Pollan's narrative illuminates the impact each of these food options has on individuals, families, communities, and the world around us.
Read along to inform your opinion and enhance your world view on this important topic.
Penguine Publishing Group's Teacher's Guide
Author Michael Pollan's web site
Another perspective on Pollan and his work
Interview with Michael Pollan
Cook Good Food
Savannah Farmer's Market downtown in Forsyth Park
Readings accessible through Lane LibraryFrom the ProQuest Research Libary Database: "Local Food and the Problem of Public Authority" by Jordan Kleiman in the journal Technology and Culture
From the JSTOR database: "Good, Clean, Fair The Rhetoric of the Slow Food Movement" by Stephen Schneider in the journal College English
Stay tuned for the Schedule of Events relating to this year's Common Read!