Join the movement to foster community through reading. One Book, One Community invites all readers in the Cook Memorial, Indian Trails, and Vernon Area library districts to read this year's selections by Jacqueline Woodson, participate in book discussions and related events, and hear from the author on March 18. All events take place online and are open to all, regardless of home library.
The main book is Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. An exquisitely wrought tale of the intertwining lives of two Black families in modern-day Brooklyn, Red at the Bone explores personal histories shaped by race and the decisions we make, often under duress or before we can fully understand their consequences.
Our teen readers get a bonus book! Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.