One Book One County Montcalm encourages area residents to read the same book at the same time and share it with their friends and family. It is often integrated in curriculum by area schools and instructors at Montcalm Community College.
“The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is the book everyone is reading as the 2013 One Book One County Montcalm selection.
Former One Book One County selections include:
- 2012: “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” by Helen Simonson
- 2011: “Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s,” by John Elder Robison
- 2010: “Friday Night Lights,” by H.G. Bissinger
- 2009: “They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky,” by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng and Benjamin Ajak, with Judy A. Bernstein
- 2008: “Lay That Trumpet in our Hands,” by Susan Carol McCarthy
- 2007: “Water for Elephants,” by Sara Gruen
- 2006: “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult
- 2005: “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini
One Book Sponsors
One Book One County Montcalm is sponsored by Chemical Bank, Stafford Media Solutions, the Montcalm Community College Foundation and MCC.