One Book, One Philadelphia

Another Brooklyn

2018

Celebrating its 16th year in 2018, One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature event of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and citywide conversation by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From January 17 to March 14, nearly 100 events and programs will center around a featured book, the 2016 National Book Award finalist Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.

Jacqueline Woodson is also an award-winning author of young adult and children's books—her honors include the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Newbery Honor Award. Her prolific canon gives the One Book program the extraordinary opportunity to offer, for the first time, youth companion books by the same author as the featured selection. Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming is the 2018 middle-grade companion book, and her This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration is the 2018 children's companion book. One Book, One Philadelphia will also present a diversity of author voices through recommended reading lists of young adult and children's books that connect with themes in these featured books.

Read, Discuss, and Discover this year's One Book, One Philadelphia title 

Previous years' One Book, One Philadelphia selections

2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2016

Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain

2015

Orphan Train
Orphan Train

2014

The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds

2013

The Buddha in the Attic
The Buddha in the Attic

2012

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

2011

War Dances
War Dances

2010

The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis

2009

The Soloist
The Soloist

2008

What Is the What
What Is the What

2007

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

2006

Ben Franklin 300
Ben Franklin 300

2005

The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried

2004

The Color of Water
The Color of Water

2003

The Price of a Child
The Price of a Child