Read one book , that's the goal.
This is a new initiative called 'One Book Baltimore'. It was launched this weekend at the Baltimore Book Festival.
The idea is for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book.
This year's book is dear martin by Nic Stone.
Free copies will be handed out to 7th and 8th graders in Baltimore City Public Schools.
Meghan McCorkell, of the Enoch Pratt Free Library thinks the book could help bring families closer together;
"It has themes of anti-violence, themes of peace, we feel like this is a book if the whole family reads it they can really sit down and have meaningful conversations."
The author was at the Book Festival today at the Inner Harbor along with many others.
Anyone in the community interested, can participate . Dear Martin will be available at all Pratt libraries,