One Book Baltimore

One Book Baltimore

One Book Baltimore 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 focused on peace and how to promote change in our community. FAQ: Find out more about One Book Baltimore

2019 Selection: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

This is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’s electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a young man to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.

“Astonishing.”
“Gripping.”
“Powerful.”
“A tour de force.”

Reserve your copy of Long Way Down at the Pratt Library

Discussion Guide for Long Way Down


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One Book Baltimore is a collaboration between the T. Rowe Price Foundation, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore City Public Schools, and other community partners including Maryland Humanities, Baltimore Ceasefire 365, Maryland Book Bank, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, JHU Brain Science Institute, WBAL-TV11, and more.