Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vote Now for Your Favorite "ONEBOOK" Title!

BISBEE, AZ – “ONEBOOK Arizona” Committee member and Copper Queen Library Director Peg White announced that on September 17, the Arizona State Library released nominations and opened voting to Arizona’s reading public for 2008’s “ONEBOOK Arizona” titles.

This year, and until 2012 when the state celebrates its Centennial, all books nominated for “ONEBOOK” will feature Arizona people, places, authors, and/or cultures as themes.

This year, the six nominations for Adult “ONEBOOK” title are Craig Childs, The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert; Eva Tulene Watt, Don’t Let the Sun Step Over You: A White Mountain Apache Family Life, 1860-1975; Sandra Day O’Connor, Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest; Brian McGinty, The Oatman Massacre: A Tale of Desert Captivity and Survival; Lucy Moore, Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country; and Nancy Turner, These Is My Words. Learn more about these books and cast your vote at www.onebookaz.org

The five Children’s “ONEBOOK” nominations are Joseph Bruchac, Code Talker; Terri Fields, Danger in the Desert; Dan Gutman, The Homework Machine; Gloria Skurzynski & Alane Ferguson, Mysteries in Our National Parks: Over the Edge; and Joe Hayes, The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Día Que Nevaron Tortillas. Learn more and cast your vote for your favorite Children’s title at www.onebookaz.org/kids.

Voting for both Adult and Children’s titles will run until October 15.

According to White, all nominated titles are either currently held or are on order at the Copper Queen Library for circulation to anyone with a valid Copper Queen Library card (available free to any resident of Cochise County).

For further information, contact the library at 432-4232.