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Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II by James J. Kimble

Prairie Forge Prairie Forge takes readers across the entire state of Nebraska during the scrap metal drive early in America's involvement in World War II. When Henry Doorly initially developed a plan to urge citizens to donate scrap metal to help with arms production, he had no idea that his plan would expan from Omaha to the entire state and then be used as a model for a national scrap drive. Prairie Forge draws readers into good discussions about the entire state's participation in the challenge to provide scrap metal.

Libraries across Nebraska will join the Nebraska Center for the Book and other literary and cultural organizations in planning book discussions, activities, and events that will encourage Nebraskans to read and discuss this book.

One Book One Nebraska 2021 is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, and Nebraska Library Commission.

2021 One Book One Nebraska Announced

Nebraska Author's Work Chosen for 2021 One Book One Nebraska Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II is Nebraska's reading choice for the 2021 One Book One Nebraska Reading program. Read more...

Finalists for 2021 One Book One Nebraska Announced

A Nebraska biography, Midwest nonfiction, a book of essays -- all stories with ties to Nebraska and the Great Plains -- are the fiinalists for the 2021 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. The finalists are:

The One Book One Nebraska reading program, now in its seventeenth year, is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, and Nebraska Library Commission. It encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss the same book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. A Nebraska Center for the Book committee selected the three finalists from a list nominated by Nebraskans

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