1book 1community unites Loudoun County readers

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan KielyLEESBURG — Loudoun County Public Library is thrilled to announce that All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, is the 2018 selection for 1book 1community. This timely and powerful novel features two narrators — one white, one black — who tell a story of police brutality and race relations. 

It challenges you to consider who you are and what you stand for, making it the perfect choice for our annual community-wide book discussion. Free copies of the book will be available this fall in branches and online. 

Jason and Brendan visit Loudoun County schools in December and will host a public presentation Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg. Stay tuned for details!

1book 1community is made possible by the Irwin Uran Gift Fund.

Previous 1book 1community titles and authors:

2017: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

2016: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

2015: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

2014: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

2013: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

2012: When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

2011: Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick

2010: Bicycles: Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni

2009: The Wall: Growing Up Behing the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

2008:  Nothing But the Truth by Avi

2007:  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2006:  The Giver by Lois Lowry

2005:  Witness by Karen Hesse

2004: The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

A countywide reading program that promotes community dialogue and understanding through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

Sponsored by the Irwin Uran Gift Fund