What if everyone read one book at the same time?
The 2017 One Maryland One Book is…
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The novel was chosen by a committee of librarians, educators, authors, and bibliophiles in February from more than 120 titles suggested last fall by readers across the state under the theme, “Home and Belonging.”
Programming will take place this fall in September and October.
What do you think of the selection? Have you read it yet and if so, what did you think? Share your thoughts on the Maryland Center for the Book Facebook page! Please share this news with fellow readers from Mountain Maryland to the Eastern Shore.
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About One Maryland One Book
When we read a great book, we can’t wait to share the experience and talk about it with others. That’s one of the joys of reading.
In that spirit, Maryland Humanities created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. We invite you to participate in book-centered discussions and related programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers around the state.
OMOB programs, including an author tour, take place each year in the fall. A calendar of free public events will be available online this summer.
One Maryland One Book Lead Sponsors & Partner
One Maryland One Book Sponsors
This flagship program of Maryland Humanities’ Maryland Center for the Book would not be able to reach all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City without the continued support of our partners and sponsors. Please join us in thanking them for their generosity!