New York City's One Book, One New York program, which will encourage residents in all of the city's five boroughs to read the same book, will close its online polls on March 1. The winning titles will be announced later that month.

The list of five finalists include: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), which is leading the initiative, has called the program "the largest community read program in the country." The program was launched in partnership with Buzzfeed, which helped recruit five celebrity advocates—actors Bebe Neuwirth, William H. Macy, Giancarlo Esposito, and Danielle Brooks, along with comedian Larry Wilmore—to work on promotional efforts.

In addition to voting online, voting is available at digital kiosks located throughout the city's subway system.