Pennsylvania One Book Early Literacy Program

PA-One-Book-2022-CoverThe PA One Book selection for 2022 is Saturday. Written and illustrated by Oge Mora, the book was published in 2019 by Little Brown & Company Books for Young Readers.


In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong–ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they’d been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown…until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.

Virtual Author Event Recording (recording currently not available) – Oge Mora, acclaimed author and Caldecott Award winning illustrator of the 2022 book selection, Saturday, spoke virtually to children across the state on Tuesday, April 5. During this event, Ms. Mora talked about her work as a storyteller and answered questions from librarians, teachers, and students alike. The recording will be available throughout April 2022.

Book Information – where to purchase, activity kit from the publisher, and video interview with the author

Resources for Saturday – Activity ideas for librarians, educators, parents, and caregivers to use with young children.