One Book One Waco
The One Book One Waco program is a community-wide program designed to promote reading and thoughtful discussion that encourages community participation throughout Greater Waco area. By creating a deep appreciation of reading, the One Book program will compel friends, families and neighbors to discuss a wide range of topics, from both fiction and non-fiction selections, to create engaging conversations from different points-of-view, promote literacy and foster a deep sense of community.
Look for upcoming activities and events that coordinate with local school and university programs, live readings from the authors and more.
For more information about the One Book program, contact JD Windham at 254-757-5630.
One Book One Waco Summer 2014 Selection:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The extraordinary No. 1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. Consider, it is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. With the help of her foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Previous One Book One Waco Selections:
Spring 2008: Same Kind of Different as Me by Denver Moore
Summer 2008: Marley by John Grogan
Fall 2008: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Spring 2009: Rocket Boys/October Sky by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Summer 2009: Little Chapel on the River by Gwendolyn Bounds
Fall 2009: Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories
Spring 2010: The Summer Kitchen by Lisa Wingate
Fall 2010: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society
Fall 2011: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Fall 2012: Where Dreams Die Hard by Carlton Stowers
Fall 2013: Paddlefish by Christine Warren
Winter 2013/2014: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Summer 2014: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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