One Book, One New York


The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed have launched One Book, One New York - where New Yorkers get to pick the ONE BOOK they all want to read together.

VOTE here for one of these five books all through the month of April and follow the conversation at #OneBookNY.

It's One Book, One New York – One Vote. We'll reveal the winning book on May 3rd.



Join the conversation at #OneBookNY


April 23: NYPL Author event — Five finalists in conversation (SOLD OUT)

May 10: PEN America World Voices Festival — Winning author in conversation at Symphony Space

July: Winning book will be the centerpiece of BuzzFeed Book Club

Week of Sept 16-20: Winning author in conversation at Center for Fiction


The Books

  • A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza: As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents must reckon with the choices their children have made. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture?
  • Nilda by Nicholasa Mohr: The coming of age story of a 10-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in The Bronx during WWII. A story of family hardship and discrimination as young girl's childhood slowly erodes away.
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith: A memoir by the legendary artist gives a glimpse into life in 1970s NYC and her friendship with renowned artist Robert Mapplethorpe.
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: Four young friends navigate the perils of adolescence, mean streets and haunted memories in 1970s Bushwick, all while dreaming of escape.
  • Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee: A strong-willed Queens-born daughter of Korean immigrants is addicted to a glamourous Manhattan lifestyle she can't afford, but is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world of NYC.


For a complete list of bookstores & libraries where you can find these books,
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