What if everyone read one book at the same time?
The theme for One Maryland One Book 2019 is “Nature”
Now is the time to share your ideas with the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities! Use this form to submit your title suggestions by Tuesday, November 27.
In the book you suggest, nature could be represented by the setting, such as a river, mountain, or lakeside. Or maybe it’s a book focusing on a natural disaster, preservation of the ecosystem, or a post-apocalyptic world where natural resources are scarce or depleted.
The book could be fiction or nonfiction and relate to the theme literally or metaphorically—it doesn’t matter! We are open to your suggestions.
In addition to relating to Nature, your suggestion should:
- be able to generate sustained discussion on the year’s theme
- be of interest to people in the state of Maryland
- appeal to a wide range of readers of different backgrounds and reading levels
- connect to high school age readers as well as adults
- published in 2010 or later (new)
- be of manageable page length (up to 350 pages)
- be available in paperback priced affordably
- be in print, audio, and electronic format and, if possible, large print, film, or translation
- a living author is a consideration, but not a criterion
- a Maryland author is a consideration, but not a criterion
To learn more abut the selection process or past One Maryland One Book selections, visit the One Maryland One Book FAQ page.
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
Activities in Baltimore City are funded in part by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.
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!