Suggested One Read: The Nickel Boys

Welcome back, we had so many great suggestions for next year’s One Read program — over 200 responses! While we wish we could share them all, we’re just sharing a few nominations during the month of December.

The Nickel Boys book cover

The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead is based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousand of children. This is a “very accessible book with a compelling plot, based in historical events, and deals with social justice issues — great tie in to some very popular YA novels like “Dear Martin,” “The Hate U Give,” etc. would be a great book for adults and young adults alike. Would love to see a book for readers who maybe don’t see themselves as readers.”

Check out some of the other titles suggested for One Read 2021.


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