Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child

April 29, 2022 |
by: Carolyn Rees

Each April, the Pennsylvania One Book Early Literacy Program selects a title that encourages families, libraries, and classrooms across the state to build community by reading a book together. This year’s selection is Saturday by Oge Mora. In this story, readers meet a mother and daughter who look forward to their weekly Saturday routine because it is the only day that the mother does not work. They plan a full day including a salon visit, a picnic in the park, and attending a long-anticipated puppet show. Unfortunately, one thing after another begins to go wrong, and mom is nearing a meltdown. In the end, they discover that the activities are not what make Saturday the best day of the week. Saturdays are special because the mother and daughter spend time together.

All of our patrons are invited to enjoy this heartfelt story in April. At LAMP, the book is available in several different formats: braille (BR 23018), audiobook (DB 98170), and a hard copy version we received from the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries. LAMP Service Integration Lead Stephen McMillen transcribed braille embossed labels and created tactile swell form versions of four illustrations from the book to make it accessible to our braille readers. Request a copy of the book today!