One Book One New Orleans' 2014 announcement event. This year's book is Brian Boyles' New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hotspot.
Each year, the Young Leadership Council
(YLC) chooses a book for One Book One New Orleans
, a citywide reading event meant to encourage community reading and promote literacy across New Orleans. The YLC announced in a press release today that the book it's chosen, with the help of an online poll, is New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hotspot,
by Brian Boyles — a look at the city in the run up to Super Bowl XLVII.
Through free events, panel discussions, a reading on July 22 by the book's author, and a book drive, the YLC hopes to build community through the annual shared reading experience and draw awareness to New Orleans' low literacy rate.
The reading series lasts from July 22 to October 9. If you want to read the book, the YLC says you can go to your favorite library or bookseller to find it. If you are interested in volunteering with the event, you can email Megan Holt, the project's leader, at email@example.com
. To keep up with the project, and for more information on the July 22 kickoff, click here