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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 373-4376. Libraries listed below also may have books available to share.
- 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
|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|
- 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.