One Book, One New York

AND THE WINNER IS...

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Calendar of Events

Click here for dozens of community events celebrating Americanah throughout the five boroughs!

Upcoming Events:

May 12, 6pm at The Paris Review. “Paris Review One Book Salon.” (FREE): RSVP

May 12, 8pm at City Winery, 155 Varick St. “Bushwick Book Club presents AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.” ($): RSVP

May 13, 1pm at Columbia University. “Literacy Unbound Art Workshop: Create Work Inspired by Americanah.” (FREE): RSVP

May 20, 1pm at Queens Library Briarwood. “Literacy Unbound Art Workshop: Create Work Inspired by Americanah.” (FREE): RSVP

May 20, 2pm at NYPL South Beach, 21-25 Robin Road, Staten Island. “Community Conversations: Immigrant Experience.” (FREE): RSVP

May 22, 11:30am at NYPL West New Brighton, 976 Castleton Ave, Staten Island. The Danger of a Single Story”: TED Talk Screening. (FREE): RSVP

May 25, 11:30am at NYPL West New Brighton, 976 Castleton Ave, Staten Island. “Book Discussion: Americanah.” (FREE): RSVP


Program Description

One Book, One New York is the largest community reading program in the country, bringing together book-loving New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time. The program was launched in February 2017 with quintessential New York flair, featuring five celebrities who each urged New Yorkers to vote for one of five award-winning books. Ultimately, the votes were tallied and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was selected as the book all New Yorkers will read together. During the coming months, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will present a series of free events throughout the five boroughs, with a culminating One Book, One New York event in early June. See below for a full list of upcoming events, and join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #OneBookNY.


Discussion Guide

We encourage all New Yorkers to form their own book clubs and community events as part of One Book, One New York. Penguin Random House has provided a discussion guide to enhance conversation around Americanah, and to highlight key themes and passages throughout the book. Access the discussion guide here.


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