One Book One Island

To Kill A Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

coversmPublished in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

One Book One Island, begun in 2007, is a collaboration of 12 island organizations who select a book for the community to read each year, distribute free copies and organize a series of events related to the book. the OBOI reading project’s goal is to foster a love or reading and help build a sense of community.

Beginning February 7th books will be available at:

  • Annye’s Whole Foods
  • Nantucket Atheneum
  • Nantucket Cottage Hospital Living Room
  • Nantucket Historical Association offices
  • Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror

From March 10 -16, 2014 there will be a number of free One Book One Island events related to the themes of the book.

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 10
Documentary: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird,
followed by  Q & A with Director Mary Murphy.
5.30 pm (Atheneum Great Hall)

Wednesday, March 12  
Lecture: “Attitudes on Race in the US:  South and North” with Peter Panchy
5.30 pm (African Meeting House)

Thursday, March 13
Book Discussions

Discussion Questions

1  pm (Cyrus Pierce Middle School )
5.30 pm (Atheneum Great Hall)

Friday, March 14
Feature Film:  To Kill A Mockingbird,
7 pm (Dreamland Main Theater)

Saturday, March 15
Children’s Craft Workshop   Ages 9-12                                                                                                   10-11.30 am (Artists Association at Gardner Perry Lane)

Sunday, March 16
Bird Walk
8 am (parking lot in front of Nantucket High School)

Bird Collection Exhibit including Mockingbirds                                                                                    10.30-11.30 am (Maria Mitchell Association)

Closing Event:
Concert with Earth Got the Blues
Southern Food Buffet provided by Annye’s
5-7 pm (NHA Whaling Museum)

2014 One Book One Island Sponsors

For more information, please contact:

  • Molly Anderson, Nantucket Atheneum, 508-228-1110
  • Jim Lentowski, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, 508-228-2884