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
Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


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


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

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


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


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Discussion guide
Mid-Michigan Reads


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Program materials
Kalamazoo Public Library


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


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


Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Event schedule
South Haven Memorial Library


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


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


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


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


Brown, Sandra
Lethal
Discussion Questions
Metro Net Library Consortium


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


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


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


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


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


Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickel and Dimed
Program brochure
Chelsea District Library


Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickel and Dimed
Program materials
Kalamazoo Public Library


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Maalouf, Amin
Leo Africanus
Reading guide
Ann Arbor District Library


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


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


McCarthy, Susan Carol
Lay that Trumpet 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
Reader's guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Steiner, Leslie Morgan
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
Program guide
Capital Area District Library


Turow, Scott
Presumed Innocent
Program Guide
Metro Net Library Consortium


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


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


Wilkerson, Isabel
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
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