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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 1, 2015 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

2016 One Book One Nebraska Book Suggestions Accepted until June 15

Nebraskans are reminded that there is still time to make recommendations for the 2016 One Book One Nebraska book selection. The Nebraska Center for the Book will consider books written by a Nebraska author (living or dead/with current or former residence in the state), or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. Books should have a broad appeal to readers across Nebraska and lend well to group book discussion. Books may be fiction, non-fiction, biography, memoir, or poetry. They must be in print and readily available.  

The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2015. Book recommendations can be sent via e-mail at nlc.ask@nebraska.gov or the U.S. Postal Service to The Nebraska Center for the Book One Book One Nebraska, c/o Nebraska Library Commission Reference Services, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023. Nominations can also be made online at: http://ncb.nebraska.gov/obon-nomination.asp.

The Nebraska Center for the Book will announce the 2016 One Book One Nebraska choice at the Fall Celebration of Nebraska Books. The Celebration will include a 2015 One Book One Nebraska program, Jane Pope Geske Award presentation, and Nebraska Book Awards Ceremony, with author readings and signings. The Celebration is preceded by the Nebraska Center for the Book Annual Meeting.  

The 2015 One Book One Nebraska selection is Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting (University of Nebraska Press, 2013) by Beverly Deepe Keever, who was born and raised in Hebron, NE. Keever was the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for reporting.  

The Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Library Commission, and other statewide organizations sponsor One Book One Nebraska to demonstrate how books and reading connect people across time and place. For information about One Book One Nebraska, including current and previous book selections, see http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/onebook.html or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OneBookOneNebraska.     

The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state‚Äôs readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, bringing together people and information.  

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