One Book Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians are being asked to “read the same book and share the same story” in a new provincewide initiative  called One Book Nova Scotia. Leo McKay Jr.’s Twenty-Six, originally published 2003, was announced at a launch event on September 21, 2012 as the official One Book Nova Scotia selection.

“Twenty-Six is a fictionalized account of the Westray mine disaster,” said Frances Newman, chair of the One Book Nova Scotia steering committee and CEO of the Annopolis Valley Regional Library. “We think it’s a strong choice  for One Book Nova Scotia because it’s the kind of book that inspires discussion and debate.”

One Book Nova Scotia will run from Sept. 21 until Nov.9. Leo McKay Jr. will be doing readings at public libraries and other venues across the province.

One Book Nova Scotia is organized under Libraries Nova Scotia (LNS).