Thank you for your interest in One Book One Nebraska. The 2013 selection is O Pioneers! by Willa Cather.

"I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice, by Joe Starita

Nebraska marks its eighth year of One Book One Nebraska, selecting and promoting a title for Nebraska citizens to read to celebrate the literary richness of our state. Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations statewide plan activities and events to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book.

quoteThe Nebraska Center for the Book announced "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice as the 2012 One Book One Nebraska featured selection at the Celebration of Nebraska Books on Oct. 22, 2011. The other four finalists were A Sandhills Ballad by Ladette Randolph; Atticus: A Novel by Ron Hansen; Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene; and The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf.

One Book One Nebraska 2012 is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Library Association, and Nebraska Library Commission.

Use this Website to discover a wide variety of materials and activities to support your exploration of "I Am a Man" and the life of Chief Standing Bear.

To nominate a book for 2013 One Book One Nebraska, send an e-mail giving the title of the book, the author, and your reasons for nominating it, as well as your own contact information, by June 15, 2012. Recommendations may also be sent via the U.S. Postal Service to the Nebraska Center for the Book; One Book One Nebraska; c/o Nebraska Library Commission Reference Services; 1200 N Street, Ste. 120; Lincoln, NE 68508-2023.

I Am a Man by Joe Starita

— Joe Starita is the 2012 recipient of the Nebraska Librarian Association Mari Sandoz award.

— 2013 One Book One Nebraska book choice will conclude the Nov. 3 Celebration of Nebraska Books festivities. More...

— Find an "I Am a Man" book discussion or event near you. More...

— Joe Starita has joined the NHC Speakers Bureau in order to share Standing Bear's story around the state. More...

— Read an interview with Joe Starita. [PDF, p. 4-5] More...

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