James McBride's excellent novel, Song Yet Sung, has been chosen for this year's One Maryland One Book program, which was developed to help spark constructive discussions of social issues across the state. Set on the Eastern Shore, McBride's book revolves around runaway slaves in Dorchester County and deals with race issues that affect all Marylanders. Public forums, some involving the author, will be scheduled for September and October. McBride will discuss his work and sign books at the Pratt's Booklovers' Breakfast this Saturday at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The event, which requires advance registration, also features poet Nikki Giovanni. Tickets are $40.