Photo provided by EBR Parish Library Author Linda Sue Park

New York Times best-selling author Linda Sue Park will appear Tuesday at the South Regional Library via Skype to discuss her book, “A Long Walk to Water” — the selection for the first Lafayette Reads Together campaign.

Park was inspired to write the book after meeting Salva Dut, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, and will share how she came to know Dut and more about his story of survival and work to help improve the lives of others. She’ll also take questions from the audience.

The discussion with Park begins at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 6101 Johnston St.

The Lafayette Reads Together campaign, presented by Cox Communications, continues through March 14 with various programs focused on the book and its themes.

On March 2, another book discussion with City-Parish President Joey Durel, City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin and One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koubi will be at 6 p.m. at the South Regional Library. A small reception will follow.

More than 2,400 books have been distributed throughout the community as part of the Lafayette Reads Together campaign thanks to the support of Cox Communications, the Junior League of Lafayette and the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.

Groups interested in obtaining copies of the book may contact Amy Wander at amy.wander@lafayettepublic

For information on the campaign and other programs, visit l