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One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego is a community reading program managed by KPBS in partnership with the San Diego County Library and the San Diego Public Library.

The purpose of the program is to encourage residents to join together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program also encourages participation in related events, discussions of the ideas raised in the featured books, and examination of how these ideas connect with our daily lives and local communities.

Join SDCL and our partners for a series of exciting events with the featured authors this fall.

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Help Us Find the 2019 Selection

Nominations are open now through Friday, March 8, 2019. Nominate a book for any of the four One Book, One San Diego categories:

The 2018 Selections
March: Book One

March: Book One

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

For all readers ages 12 and up

The first in a series of three, March: Book One is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

One Book for Kids
Blue Sky, White Stars

Blue Sky White Stars

by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Blue Sky, White Stars is a picture book written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson. Deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative images of American history, landscape, and people.

Schedule of Events

The program is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, with additional support provided by the City of San Diego's Commission for Arts and Culture, the Dr. Seuss Fund and the Rivkin Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation, the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, Payne Family Foundation, Lloyd Pest Control, and Kaiser Permanente.