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One Book Baltimore, now in its sixth year, is a collaboration among several local organizations to provide opportunities for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families, and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book. Discussions and programming will be held across the city this fall to spark conversations in our community.

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The 2023 One Book Baltimore book selection is Before the Ever After

One Book Baltimore 2023 author Jacqueline Woodson

Author Jacqueline Woodson

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Winner of the 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Awards and NAACP Image Award for Youth/Teens, Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.

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One Book Baltimore is a collaboration between the Enoch Pratt Free Library, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and Baltimore City Public Schools. Media sponsorship is provided by WBAL.

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