Thank you for your interest in
One Book One Nebraska. The 2013 selection is O Pioneers! by
"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.
The 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
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,
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,
— 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.
— Find an "I Am a Man" book discussion or event near you.
— 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]