Category: One Maryland One Book

Graphic of sign on string that says “Attention! 2023 OMOB Top 11.” After the word “attention,” there is the logo for Maryland Humanities One Maryland One Book Program, that includes the website” The background is sky blue.
We announce our top eleven contenders for One Maryland One Book 2023! This year's theme is "Connection."
January 9, 2023
A collage of three book covers: “Aftershocks: A Memoir” by Nadia Owusu; “What’s Mine and Yours: A Novel” by Naima Coster; and "Clap When You Land" by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Eden Etzel, our Program Assistant for Maryland Center for the Book, delves into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2022. This year's theme is "New Beginnings."
February 3, 2022
A collage of the following ten books divided into two rows: “The Office of Historical Corrections” by Danielle Evans, “Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo, “Dominicana” by Angie Cruz, “What’s Mine and Yours” by Naima Coster, “There There” by Tommy Orange, “Mary Jane” by Jessica Anya Blau, “All You Can Ever Know” by Nicole Chung, “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump, “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez, and “Aftershocks” by Nadia Owusu.
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2022! The theme this year is "New Beginnings."
January 7, 2022
A compilation of 2 photos: on the left is Bill Peak, a white man with thick tortoise-shell classes, white hair, and a white mustache. We see him from a little below the shoulders upwards: he wears a navy sweater, white collared shirt, and a turquoise tie. THe next picture is the book cover of "The Book of Delights: Essays" by Ross Gay." The cover is white, has a blue-gray branch with leaves, and a small magenta flower. The title and author is are in black font. A blurb is in magenta font.
Bill Peak is the Communications Manager and all-encompassing “Library Guy” at the Talbot County Free Library on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He is the author of the novel The Oblate’s Confession (2014). Bill writes a monthly article for The Star-Democrat about working at the Talbot County Free Library. Here, he reviews The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay, our 2021 One Maryland One Book selection.
August 4, 2021
We delve into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020. This year's theme is "Hope."
February 5, 2021
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2021! The theme this year is "Hope."
January 11, 2021
In 2019-2020, we explored the human relationship to water in multiple programs in 2019-2020: Maryland H2O tied together this array of programming, and some of our partners' programs. As the year comes to a close, Maryland H2O officially ends. Theresa Worden, Traveling Exhibitions and Program Evaluation at Maryland Humanities, led the initiative: she reflects on it here.
November 24, 2020
Book covers for the #1MD1BK 2020 Top 3. WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan is a light yellow cover and has a floating boat connected to an air balloon with leaves around the border. MONDAY'S NOT COMING by Tiffany D. Jackson is a red cover with a Black girl crouching. THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See is bright blue with 2 Korean women smiling, surrounded by sea plant life.
We delve into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020!
February 10, 2020
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2020! The theme this year is "Friendship."
January 10, 2020
Bill Peak: a white man with white hair and a white mustache, with thick, tortoise-shell glasses.
Bill Peak reviews WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE: A STORY OF CRISIS, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY by Mona Hanna-Attish for The Star Democrat. The book is our 2019 One Maryland One Book selection.
October 15, 2019
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