Outcasts United Selected for 2010 One Maryland One Book

The Maryland Humanities Council has announced its selection for the 2010 One Maryland One Book common reading program, and it''s Outcasts United.

One Maryland One Book is a state-wide program that encourages communities, schools and libraries around Maryland to read and engage in conversation and programming around a single book. Last year''s title was James McBride''s Song Yet Sung

For a full schedule of One Maryland One Book events, visit the Maryland Humanities Council online calendar and to get involved in the state-wide read click here.

This is Outcasts'' fourth common read selection this year, after Roswell Reads (GA), A Tale for Two Cities (IL) and One Book, One San Diego. Over a dozen colleges and universities have assigned the book as a required read for incoming freshmen students this fall.

To learn more about the book read an excerpt, and be sure to check out high school and college lesson plans on this site''s resources page.