2020 One Maryland One Book Selection
The Island of Sea Women
by Lisa See
This year’s One Maryland One Book is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship between Young-sook and Mi-ja, two women living on the Korean island of Jeju. Readers can follow their journey from the Japanese occupation of the 1930’s to the 21st century.
Virtual Author Visit
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Register for the virtual author visit
Join Maryland Humanities and co-host, Calvert Library, for the 2020 One Maryland One Book Virtual Author Tour with Lisa See. She’ll be speaking about her New York Times best-selling book, The Island of Sea Women. You must register to receive the virtual event link. Event registrants will be entered into a drawing to win a set of teas and snacks from Jeju Island.
Escape the Island of Sea Women: A Virtual Escape Room
Monday, October 12 – Sunday, October 18
Register to receive the link to the virtual escape room
Are your puzzle solving skills sharp enough to escape the Korean island of Jeju? Wind your way through ocean perils, colonization, wars, and an island wide tragedy that was covered up for 50 years. Journey through modern Jeju island history with Young-sook and Mi-ja, two of the strong and respected deep-sea diving women, known as haenyeo.
Meet Writer/Journalist Emily Cataneo
Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m.
Register for the virtual event
Join us in welcoming Emily Cataneo, writer, journalist, and the co-founder of the Redbud Writing Project, a creative writing educational organization for adults that is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2017, she traveled to the island of Jeju in South Korea, where she interviewed one of the haenyeo (a woman diver of Korea) and learned about their intriguing, ancient culture. She wrote about this experience for the travel website Roads & Kingdoms later that year. Emily will be joining us live via Zoom to talk about these “real sea women.”
Crafty Creations : A One Maryland One Book Discussion
Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Register for the virtual book discussion
Join us in an informal virtual discussion of the 2020 One Maryland One book The Island of Sea Women and follow along with us while we create a craft based on the themes surrounding the book. For the craft you will need an 8×8 shadow box, 4-6 small sticks, 20-30 flat pebbles (a variety of sizes), and a hot glue gun. Completing the craft is not required in order to participate in the book discussion.
One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities. Learn more about One Maryland One Book.