Each year the Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a community read in Steamboat Springs. We call it ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT.
In 2014, we are reading Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 classic Ramona, a bestselling novel that has had more than 300 printings, been adapted four times as a film, and spawned a outdoor play that has been performed annually since 1923. A novel of romance and social protest, it paints a portrait of California history and the woeful fate of Native Americans whose lands and rights were stripped as Anglo-Americans overran southern California. It is a love story with a moral, a message that is as important today as it was when Ramona was written more than a century ago.