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    Here Are The 5 Books Chosen For The "One Book, One New York" Program

    "Let's get this conversation going, New York!" - Danielle Brooks


    We've partnered with Commissioner Julie Menin and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to launch the "One Book, One New York" program, a new initiative to get everyone in NYC to read the same book at the same time. But it wouldn't be New York without a little competition, so we had five celebrities select five books for New Yorkers to choose from over the month of February. Watch the videos below to learn all about their picks.

    1. Danielle Brooks picks Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates! ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŽ‰

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    2. Bebe Neuwirth picks Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! ๐Ÿ“˜ ๐Ÿ˜

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    3. Giancarlo Esposito picks The Sellout by Paul Beatty! ๐Ÿ“– โœจ

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    4. William H. Macy picks A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith! ๐Ÿ“— ๐ŸŽŠ

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    5. Larry Wilmore picks The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Dรญaz! ๐Ÿ“˜ ๐Ÿ’ž

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    Click here to learn more about the "One Book, One New York" program (like how over 4,000 copies of the five nominated books have been donated to more than 200 library branches in NYC) and vote for your favorite book, and be sure to follow the hashtag #OneBookNY.

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