The One Book One Community 2018 selection, “Sing for Your Life” activities have begun!

We know that so many of you have enjoyed the author Daniel Bergner’s visit, programs, and displays for this year’s One Book Sarasota, “Sing For Your Life”.  We want you to know that we are still busy working to present the 2019 selection.  The Selection Committee worked very hard to choose the next “One Book”.   Now, we’re hard at work negotiating with author publicists and planning events for next year.  So, check our NEW website and click on One Book Sarasota from the left side menu located at for updates! 

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Author Daniel Bergner gave audiences at the Suncoast Technical College in North Port and at the Sarasota Opera House the powerful and compelling story behind the life of Ryan Speedo Green, the subject of “Sing For Your Life”. Bergner expanded our understanding of Ryan’s challenges and climb from a violent childhood to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. A total of over 600 people heard Ryan’s story and how this book came to be.

The Sarasota Youth Opera will present a program at Selby Library on Saturday April 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Come one, come all! All ages are invited to attend.

Your local library may be hosting book discussion groups, and you can create an instant book club yourself with our “Sing For Your Life” Book Club Bags. Each bag contains 10 paperback copies of the book along with book discussion questions.

Although the author events have passed, we still encourage you to give this book a try, and we look forward to seeing you at a One Book event!


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