One Book, One Philadelphia

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book.

From April 27 to June 15, dozens of free-to-the public events, discussions, and creative workshops will center on Quiara Alegría Hudes' memoir, My Broken Language, and the youth companion titles Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera and Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal.

Along with presenting two companion books that invite younger readers into the citywide conversation, One Book, One Philadelphia offers curricula, discussion guides, and supplemental reading lists for all ages that connect with the themes in the featured books.

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