Group 4 Bibliography
Here is our (tenative) final list of sources for the "One City" topic. We went for a variety of viewpoints (big picture vs. case study of one city's program), variety of sources (more professional or academic vs. stuff for the general public) and a combination of digital and print sources.
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Cole, John Y. "One Book Projects Grow in Popularity." Library of Congress Information Bulletin. Vol. 65, no. 1 (01//, 2006): 30-31.
The article discusses the growing popularity of the One Book community reading promotion project in the U.S. Usually organized by libraries, the One Book project brings together readers and authors to discuss a book. It started in 1998 through Nancy Pearl, executive director of the
Herrera, Luis. "Toward a Literate Nation." Public Libraries 43, no. 1 ([YEAR]): 9-9. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed
This one deals with the literacy in
Shulevitz, Judith." The Close Reader; You Read Your Book and I'll Read Mine". New York Times,
This article is somewhat more cynical about the one book one city program. Ms. Shulevitz prefers Oprah's book club because it is simply Oprah choosing books she likes without any agenda of community benefit. The author feels that because each book is selected to attract as many readers as possible while offending no one, the choices will be mediocre. This author does not think that reading literature is good for a society. She has an interesting take on reading, and not about "coming together" but of "breaking apart" as beneficial.
Van Dyke, Debby. “Building a Community of Readers: A One Book Program.” Library Media Connection, v. 23, no. 5, p. 20-22, Feb. 2005.
Author talks about her experiences launching a one book, one school program. Discusses subjects to be taken into consideration when implementing such a plan. Also talks about what she found troublesome and wishes she had considered before the implementation.
“One Book” Reading Promotion Projects . Center for the Book: Library of Congress.
This website lists past and current “One Book,
Reading Melancholy in One Book Cities By Marta Segal Block
A frank and critical analysis of
"Planning Your Community Wide Read"
A booklet compiled by the Public Programs Office of the