“The Nebraska Center for the Book is an organization that brings together the state’s readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators and scholars to build the community of the book.” They value the richness that books bring to many lives. They support programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress since 1990. (Information taken from the Nebraska Center for the Book newsletter).
In an effort to connect people across Nebraska the organization began a program of “One Book One Nebraska” – one Nebraska author each year. Through the years the books choices include, “My Antionia” by Willa Cather; “One False Move” by Alex Kava; “Crazy Horse” by Mari Sandoz; “Restoring the Burnt Child” by William Kloefkorn and other poetry and prose. In 2012 the One Book One Nebraska choice is “I Am a Man:” Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita. Mr. Starita is a professor at UNL and presents lectures throughout Nebraska. We will be getting the book for your enjoyment. You can read more about Joe Starita in the NCB newsletter in the library. For information about other events look at http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/