Community Connection

One City, One Book: Creating Conversation

by Erin J. Simpson

The idea an entire city could be convinced to read the same book over the course of a year seems like a far-fetched, if not impossible, dream. Aside from the most obvious and daunting logistics needed to jumpstart a city-wide read-along, organizers must consider what one book could be so appealing it would grab the attention of an entire city. Nancy Pearl never imagined her program would grow to what it has now become. […]