One Book One Community

What if everyone in Kitsap read the same book?

What conversations could we spark?

Each year, Kitsap Regional Library selects one book and invites Kitsap to read it and connect through a shared reading experience.

We are excited to announce our 2014 One Book, One Community title:
"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown.

"The Boys in the Boat" is an inspiring story of a most remarkable band of brothers who upstaged Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics. It is a tale of nine working class boys from our area who stormed the rowing world, transforming the sport and galvanizing the attention of millions of Americans. It reminds us all of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together.

This year’s title was selected for its strong themes of teamwork, hope, and resiliency. Sometimes reality presents us with a story so perfect that it would be considered unbelievable as fiction. This is such a story. History, sports, human interest, suspense, design, oppression and inspiration - it is ‘Chariots of Fire’ with oars.

The conversation begins October 1.

After you read ‘The Boys in the Boat,’ join us in October and connect with your community as we discuss its themes. Author Daniel James Brown will be visiting Kitsap County for three events. Details will be posted on this page and our events calendar as we get closer to October. Join our email list to receive updates on the 2014 One Book, One Community schedule.

Get the book:

Ebook | Print & CD | Downloadable Audiobook

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About the book ...

The Boys in the Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world.

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See the book trailer

 

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Meet the author ...

Daniel James Brown grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Diablo Valley College, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA. Now a Seattle resident, he writes narrative nonfiction books full time. His primary interest is in bringing compelling historical events to life as vividly and accurately as he can. Learn more…

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Join the conversation ...

Author Daniel James Brown will be visiting for three events, including a Kitsap Regional Library Foundation signature Author! Author! event. Details will be posted here and our events calendar as we get closer to October. Join our email list to receive updates when we announce our 2014 One Book, One Community event line up.

 

Past One Book TitlesView all in a list

By: Lee, Harper.
By: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
By: Egan, Timothy.
By: Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
By: Zadoorian, Michael.
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