One Book Archive

The Michigan Center for the Book encourages literary events and sharing of resources. In order to facilitate this, we have collected reading guides and other One Book event materials from Michigan libraries for others to use in events with the same books or as guides in drafting new materials.

One Book materials can include a variety of items such as reading guides, discussion group questions, and press releases. Materials are listed by author and book. If you would like to share your materials, please contact Edwina Murphy at murphye3@michigan.gov or (517) 373-4376. Libraries listed below also may have books available to share.

Informational Links

 

  • The Big Read from the National Endowment for the Arts includes reader's guides, teacher's guides and audio materials for their titles.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ebsco's NoveList database includes reading guides for many adult and children's books.

 

 

  • TeachingBooks.net has Summer Reading related materials (reading lists, webcasts of author interviews and readings, etc.) available for free.

 

 

One Book Materials

Baxter, Charles
Saul and Patsy
Saul and Patsy Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Beals, Melba Pattillo
Warriors Don't Cry
Warriors Don't Cry Brochure
Chelsea District Library


Boyle, Kevin
Arc of Justice
Arc of Justice Reader's guide from MetroNet
Metro Net Library Consortium

Boyle, Kevin
Arc of Justice
Arc of Justice eader's Guide from Michigan Humanities Council
Michigan Humanities Council - Great Michigan Read


Boyle, Kevin
Arc of Justice
Arc of Justice Teacher's guide
Michigan Humanities Council - Great Michigan Read


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Discussion guide
Mid-Michigan Reads


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Program materials
Kalamazoo Public Library


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Discussion guide - One
South Haven Memorial Library


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Discussion guide - Two
South Haven Memorial Library


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 Event schedule
South Haven Memorial Library


Bragg, Rick
All Over But The Shoutin'
All Over But the Shoutin' Discussion Questions
Kalamazoo Public Library


Bragg, Rick
Ava's Man
Avan's Man Discussion Questions
Kalamazoo Public Library


Bragg, Rick
The Prince of Frogtown
The Prince of Frogtown Discussion Questions
Kalamazoo Public Library


Brown, Sandra
Lethal
Lethal Reader's Guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Brown, Sandra
Lethal
Lethal Discussion Questions
Metro Net Library Consortium


Bryson, Bill
A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods Discussion Questions
Read Along the Lakeshore


Connelly, Michael
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer Reader's Guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Dennis, Jerry
The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas
The Living Great Lakes Discussion Questions
Ann Arbor District Library & Ypsilanti District Library


Diesen, Deborah
The Pout Pout Fish
The Pout Pout Fish 2009 Michigan Reads! Programming Guide Part 1
Pout Pout Fish Part 2
Pout Pout Fish Part 3
Pout Pout Fish Part 4
Library of Michigan


DiPucchio, Kelly
Bed Hogs
2006 Michigan Reads! Materials - Bed Hogs
Library of Michigan


Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickel and Dimed
Nickel and Dimed Program brochure
Chelsea District Library


Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickel and Dimed
Nickel and Dimed Program materials
Kalamazoo Public Library


Ferris, Timothy
Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space...
Seeing in the Dark Discussion Questions
Ann Arbor District Library & Ypsilanti District Library


Gaines, Ernest
A Lesson Before Dying
A Lesson Before Dying Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Gore, Al
An Inconvenient Truth
An Inconvenient Truth Program guide
Capital Area District Library


Greene, Rhonda Gowler
Barnyard Song
2004 Michigan Reads! Materials - Barnyard Song
Library of Michigan


Guterson, David
Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars Program Guide with Discussion Questions
Kalamazoo Public Library


Guterson, David
Snow Falling on Cedars
Snow Falling on Cedars Program Bookmark
Kalamazoo Public Library


Hamilton, Steve
A Cold Day in Paradise
A Cold Day in Paradise Discussion Questions
Suburban Library Cooperative


Helakoski, Leslie
Big Chickens
Big Chickens - 2007 Michigan Reads! Programming guide
Library of Michigan


Hemingway, Ernest
The Nick Adams Stories
The Nick Adams Stories - 2007 Great Michigan Read Reader's guide
Michigan Humanities Council


Hosseini, Khaled
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner - Brochure for a Middle East discussion
Chelsea District Library


Hyde, Catherine Ryan
Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward Book Discussion Questions
Flint Public Library


Jin, Ha
A Free Life
A Free Life Resource Guide
Grand Rapids Public Library & the Kent District Library


Jourdan, Carolyn
Heart in the Right Place
Heart in the Right Place Program guide
Capital Area District Library


King, Laurie
Beekeeper's Apprentice
Beekepeer's Apprentice Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Kurson, Robert
Shadow Divers
Shadow Divers Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Lopez, Steve
The Soloist
The Soloist Discussion Questions
One Book One Community Michigan State University and East Lansing


Luxenberg, Steve
Annie's Ghosts
Annie's Ghosts Program guide
The Neighborhood Library Association


Lynch, Jim
The Highest Tide
The Highest Tide Discussion Questions
Kent County One Book One Community


Lynch, Jim
The Highest Tide
The Highest Tide Resource Guide
Kent County One Book One Community


Maalouf, Amin
Leo Africanus
Leo Africanus Reading guide
Ann Arbor District Library


McBride, James
Song Yet Sung
Song Yet Sung Program guide
Capital Area District Library


McCarthy, Susan Carol
Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands
Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands Guided questions
Michigan State University


McCarthy, Susan Carol
Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands
Lay That Trumptet in Our Hands Discussion guide and Content Area Connections
Grand Ledge High School


McCracken, Elizabeth
The Giant's House, Niagara Falls All Over Again and Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry
The Giant's House Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Nguyen, Bich Minh
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: a Memoir
Stealing Buddha's Dinnger: Reader's Guide
Michigan Humanities Council Great Michigan Read Program


Nguyen, Bich Minh
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: a Memoir
Stealing Buddha's Dinner Discussion Questions
Read Along the Lakeshore


Nguyen, Bich Minh
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: a Memoir
Stealing Buddha's Dinner Read & Watch-a-Likes
Read Along the Lakeshore


Nye, Naomi Shihab
Habibi
Habibi Brochure for a Middle East discussion
Chelsea District Library


Picoult, Jodi
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper Resource guide
Read Along the Lakeshore


Rehm, Diane
Finding My Voice
Finding My Voice Reader's Guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Reilly, Philip
Abraham Lincoln's DNA
Abraham Lincoln's DNA Study guide
Ann Arbor District Library


Satrapi, Marjane
Persepolis
Persepolis Brochure for a Middle East discussion
Chelsea District Library


Schatzer, Jeff
The Runaway Garden
The Runaway Garden - 2010 Michigan Reads! Programming guide
Library of Michigan


Scillian, Devin
Memoirs of a Goldfish
Memoirs of a Goldish - 2011 Michigan Reads! Programming guide
Library of Michigan


Shaw, Nancy
Raccoon Tune
Raccoon Tune - 2008 Michigan Reads! Programming guide
Library of Michigan


Skloot, Rebecca
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Program Guide, Part 1
Detroit Public Library


Skloot, Rebecca
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henreitta Lacks Program Guide, Part 2
Detroit Public Library


Skloot, Rebecca
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Program Poster
Detroit Public Library


Stein, Garth
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain Reading Packet
Neighborhood Library Association


Stein, Garth
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain Brochure
Neighborhood Library Association


Steiner, Leslie Morgan
Crazy Love
Crazy Love Program Flyer
Public Libraries of Saginaw


Traver, Robert aka John Voelker
Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder Reading Guide
Michigan Center for the Book


Turow, Scott
Ordinary Heroes
Ordinary Heroes Program guide
Capital Area District Library


Turow, Scott
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent Program Guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


Turow, Scott
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent Reader's Guide
Chelsea District Library


Weiner, Jonathan
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
The Break of the Finch Discussion Questions
Ann Arbor District Library & Ypsilanti District Library


Wilkerson, Isabel
The Warmth of Other Suns
The Warmth of Other Suns Discussion Questions
Grand Valley State University Community Reading Project, materials from Maureen Wolverton

One Book Links

Tatum, Beverly
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race
Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? Reader's resources
Ann Arbor District Library

Contributors:

  • Livingston Reads includes the Brighton District, Cromaine District, Fowlerville District, Hamburg Township and the Howell Carnegie District Libraries.
  • Kent County One Book One Community includes the Kent District Library, the Grand Rapids Public Library, the Sparta Township Library and the Cedar Springs Library.
  • Metro Net Library Consortium includes the Baldwin (Birmingham), Bloomfield Township, Canton, Farmington Community, Independence Township, Rochester Hills, Southfield, and West Bloomfield Township Public Libraries.
  • Mid Michigan Reads includes Central Michigan University, Mid-Michigan Community College, Chippewa River District Library, Pere Marquette District Library and Harrison Community Library.
  • The Neighborhood Library Association includes the Novi Public Library, Northville Library, Salem-South Lyon District Library, Lyon Township Library and Wixom Library.
  • Read Along the Lakeshore includes the Fennville District, Hackley Public, Herrick District, Howard Miller, Loutit District, Muskegon Area District, Saugatuck-Douglas District, and the Spring Lake District Libraries.

Updated 03/27/2015