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Posted by Derrick Young on September 15, 2016
The MahoganyBooks team is excited to have been selected as the onsite bookseller for the Prince George's County leg of the One Maryland One Book Author Tour featuring the authors of 2016 Coretta Scott King award-winning book, All-American Boys, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
We encourage you to join us at Oxon Hill Library (6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD) on September 28, 2016 at 7:00PM, as this event was specifically designed to " brings together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book."
One Maryland One Book (OMOB), is a program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities. Each fall, readers participate in book-centered discussions and related programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers around the state. The book was chosen by a committee of librarians, educators, authors, and parents in February from more than 125 titles suggested last fall by readers across the state under the theme, “the 21st Century Great American Novel.”
"All American Boys offers powerful insights into some of the most complex issues faced by Americans today, making it important reading for all Marylanders,” said Phoebe Stein, executive director of Maryland Humanities.
In All American Boys, the unforgettable new novel from Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken from the headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.
When: September 28, 2016 at 7PM
Where: Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD