The One Book New Jersey program is a fun and exciting program sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association with generous support from the New Jersey State Library. The goal of the program is to bring people together by encouraging them to read and participate in discussions and other events about the same book. Although this program is modeled on other "One Book" programs throughout the country, New Jersey's program is rather unique.
It involves not just one community, but the whole state. It is in fact four books: an adult selection, a young adult selection, a book for older children and a read-to-me selection.
This year, 2007, is the fifth year of the program.
One Book NJ selected books this year are:
Adult: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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Young Adult: So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
Middle Grade: Whales on Stilts! by M.T. Anderson
Read to Me:
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman