One Book, One Philadelphia

Celebrating its 19th year in 2021, 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 14 to June 9, dozens of free and virtual events, discussions, and programs will center on Jericho Brown's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems, The Tradition.

Along with presenting two youth companion titles to enrich discussions with younger readers across the city, One Book, One Philadelphia offers curricula, discussion guides, and a list of recommended reading for all ages that celebrate poetry and connect with the themes in the featured book.

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