In 2005, the community read “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card. After Card’s visit to Mid-Missouri, he shared his thoughts on One Read:
I had a wonderful time in Columbia–especially at the library!–and I feel honored that “Ender’s Game” was chosen to be part of the strongest, best-supported one-city-one-book program I’ve seen. (And this is no small achievement–Spokane, Washington, for instance, had an excellent program.)
I was particularly impressed by the way that community leaders took part – not just giving financial support, but spending their own time (and prestige) in leading discussions and showing that One Read matters . . .”
Read the words of other One Read authors and speakers in honor of the program’s 10th anniversary.