One Maryand One Book Events at your library

One Maryland, One Book: Read the book that all of Maryland is reading!

Join one of our book discussions to explore the unique book of complex characters and family in “What’s Mine and Yours” by Naima Coster.

Contact Mitchell Downes, or 410.754.8397, for more information

Hooked on Books Book Club

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 6:30 pm

Federalsburg Branch


Mitchell’s Bookies Book Club

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:00 pm

Federalsburg Branch


Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6:30 pm

Maryland Rural Development Community Center

101 Cedar Lane Greensboro, MD 21639

What if everyone read one book at the same time?

When we read a great book, we can’t wait to share the experience and talk about it with others. That’s one of the joys of reading.

In that spirit, Maryland Humanities in partnership with Maryland Library Services and Enoch Pratt Free Library created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. We invite you to participate in book-centered discussions and related programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers around the state.

OMOB programs, including an author tour, take place each year in the fall. A calendar of free statewide public events is available online.


About This Year's Book

This year’s memorable read is What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

From the author of Halsey Street, a sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family—and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships. What’s Mine and Yours is a multigenerational saga featuring two North Carolina families. They collide in ways that neither is prepared for when Black students from the East side of the county are integrated into the predominantly white schools on the West side. Readers will follow these families over decades as they break apart and come back together.

As love is built and lost, and the past never too far behind, What’s Mine and Yours is an expansive, vibrant tapestry that moves between the years, from the foothills of North Carolina, to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Paris. It explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together.