The 2014 selection is Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene. The 2014 website is now available.

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Nebraska marks its ninth 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 O Pioneers! as the 2013 One Book One Nebraska featured selection at the Celebration of Nebraska Books on Nov. 3, 2012. The other three finalists were Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene; While the Patient Slept by Mignon Eberhart; and The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf.

One Book One Nebraska 2013 is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska Library Commission, The Willa Cather Foundation, and University of Nebraska Press. Libraries across Nebraska will join the Willa Cather Foundation, Nebraska Center for the Book, and other literary and cultural organizations in planning book discussions, activities, and events that will encourage Nebraskans to read and discuss this book.

Use this Website to discover a wide variety of materials and activities to support your exploration of O Pioneers! and the life of Willa Cather.

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— The 2014 One Book One Nebraska selection is Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene. Learn more...2

— The NCompass Live video recording about 2013 One Book One Nebraska is now available for viewing. Learn more...2

— The Celebrating 100 Years of O Pioneers! Website has launched. Go to Website...2

— The One Book One Nebraska governor's proclamation ceremony took place Jan. 23, 2013, at the State Capitol Building.