Now in its 13th year, the One Book One Island is a community reading project.  announces the 2019 selection is The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. Beginning Thurs., Jan. 17 selection free books will be available at:

  • Annye’s Whole Foods
  • Nantucket Atheneum
  • Nantucket Historical Association main office
  • Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror
  • Nantucket Preservation Trust
  • Saltmarsh Senior Center

For a week of events related to One Book One Island, March 1-10th [Click Here]

Past selections include:

2018
TransAtlantic (McCann)

2017
Elephant Company (Constantine Croke)

2016
The Invention of Wings (Monk Kidd)

2015
Enrique’s Journey (Nazario)

2014
To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)

2013
The Red Garden (Hoffman)

2012
The Maltese Falcon (Hammett)

2011
The Postmistress (Blake)

2010
Coal Black Horse (Olmstead)

2009
American Chica (Arana)
Seedfolks (Fleischman)
Abuela (Dorros)

2008
The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
The Young Man and the Sea (Philbrick)
Island Boy (Cooney)

2007
The Kiterunner (Hosseini)
The Breadwinner (Ellis)
The Librarian of Basra (Winter)

Children’s Books about Yemen/Arabia

  • Yemen (Liz Sonneborn)
  • The Arabian Nights (retold by Neil Philip)
  • Alia Muhammad Baker : saving a library from war (Lindsay Bacher)
  • The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq (written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter)
  • Aladdin and the enchanted lamp (retold by Philip Pullman)
  • Count your way through the Arab world (Jim Haskins)
  • Flight of the Phoenix (R.L. LaFevers)
  • Saudi Arabia (Ann Heinrichs)
  • Muhammad (Demi)
  • Muhammad and Islam (Kerena Marchant)
  • The Arabian nights : their best-known tales (edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith ; illustrated by Maxfield Parrish)
  • Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors (Hena Khan)
  • Islam (Geoff Teece)
  • Yo soy Muslim : a father’s letter to his daughter (Mark Gonzales)
  • Crescent moons and pointed minarets : a Muslim book of shapes (Hena Khan)
  • Saffron ice cream (Rashin Kheiriyeh)

Support for One Book One Island

The program is made possible by funding from the Tupancy-Harris Foundation and the Hale Family Foundation together with financial and staff support from:

* Founding sponsors

Please consider supporting the One Book One Island Program. A $100 gift provides 10 additional free books for the community. To donate, or for more information, please contact Molly Anderson, Nantucket Atheneum, 508-228-1110.