One Book Northland
One Book Northland Announces 2024 Book Choice:
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
DULUTH, MN - 2024 marks the twenty-third year the One Book project has brought Northland communities together to celebrate reading. The One Book Northland committee is pleased to announce the selected title is Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories From the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong.
In 2014 Alice Wong created the Disability Visibility Project to bring awareness to the over 61 million people living in the United States who live with some kind of disability. The aim was to collect oral stories of people in order to preserve their experience living in a world designed for able bodied people. In 2020 Wong put together the anthology Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, in it she includes congressional testimonies, blog posts, eulogies, and so much more. For all levels of readers Disability Visibility is an incredibly important piece of history, and we are extremely excited to share it with you and see the conversations it starts.
In 2024, the Duluth Public Library, along with the Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, Barnes & Noble, Bookstore at Fitger’s, UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library, Zenith Bookstore, and many other amazing businesses around the area will host events during the month of April. These events will be unique and deepen our understanding and connection to Disability Visibility.
Look for a complete program guide this spring at any of these locations: Duluth Public Library, Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library, Bookstore at Fitger’s, Barnes & Noble, and Zenith Bookstore.
The One Book Northland committee includes representatives from the community, Duluth Public Library (Link to catalog: https://rb.gy/2hmf5f ), Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica, UW Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library, Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College, Superior Save the Kids, Barnes & Noble, Bookstore at Fitger’s, and Zenith Bookstore.
Save the date:
Saturday, April 27 • Main Library • 520 W Superior St.
Disability Visibility Fair 12-4pm
Keynote by Gaelynn Lea 1-2pm
Community Book Discussion 2-3
Previous One Book Northland titles
|The Wolf's Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves by Dr. Thomas Peacock
|Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong by Linda Legarde Grover
|The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
|Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
|The Wind and the Drum by Katharine Johnson
|Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - From Scratch by Lucie Amundsen
|The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
|The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover
|The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
|Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
|The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
|Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
|Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
|Population 485 by Michael Perry
|Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
|The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
|The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
|Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
|Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
|To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee