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The One Book, One Community of Monroe County 2019 Companion Read selected for teen readers is The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney. The elementary/middle school reader selection is The Birchbark House (Birchbark House Series #1) by Louise Erdrich and the picture book selection is The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble.

OBOCLogoThere will be a series of community events planned around the themes in News of the World by Paulette Jiles.  The full slate of One Book, One Community of Monroe County events runs from March 11 to April 6, 2019.  All events are free to the community. Watch the Monroe News newspaper and this website for more details about the books selected and to follow the various events as they develop.

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The Foundation at Monroe County Community College
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Monroe County Library System
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Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University

Educational Reading Partners

Airport Community Schools
Monroe County Community College Writing Fellows
Monroe High School


2019 Friends of One Book, One Community of Monroe County

Jack Burns
Ronald Campbell
Ann Gerweck
Mary K. Hamilton
John Holladay
John and Marilyn Raymond
Kenneth and Susan Miller
Richard and Ruth Montcalm
Joshua and Sheila Myers
Ann Orwin
Stephen and Rachelle Reed
Patricia Sager
Robert Sieb
Cindy Yonovich
Mulvinhill Younglove