Ready Player One
We are proud to announce that the common book for 2013 is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This book takes place in a not so distant future, where resources are scarce and life for most is pretty grim. People around the world plug into the OASIS, an open source virtual reality, to live, learn, and play.
When the creator of the OASIS dies, it is revealed that he has hidden three keys throughout the OASIS and the person to find them all will win millions of dollars and own controlling stake in the company.
Five years after the creator’s death, the protagonist Wade discovers the first key, which launches an international quest to find the others and own the OASIS.
Help us pick the 2014 common book
We have spent the last six months reading books and would like your help narrowing down our top three. Here are the three finalists that have been chosen for consideration.
We will be accepting feedback until November 21st.
We are seeking nominations and applications for the 2013 KSBN faculty award and student award. If you have created learning activities related to Ready Player One, please consider submitting them for recognition.
You can also nominate a student for the student award (a $150 book scholarship) by emailing us at email@example.com.
Learn more about it on our awards page. The application deadline is December 16th.