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Clare Pister

Community Engagement Manager

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Clare Pister manages the One Book, One San Diego campaign as well as the station’s children’s educational and literacy outreach initiatives. This includes planning community events and collaborating with schools, libraries and community organizations to bring quality educational programming and content to new and diverse audiences.

Clare began working at KPBS in 2009. She graduated from the University of Virginia where she studied anthropology and linguistics. Clare’s past work experience includes coordinating community outreach and literacy programs. She previously designed and implemented curriculum at Words Alive and the Neighborhood House Association in San Diego.

Recent Stories

2017 Recommended Reading List from Publishers

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As we begin our search for the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection, we asked local representatives from major publishing houses, including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and MacMillan, what books they recommend.

Preguntas frecuentes y Criterios para 2016 One Book, One San Diego

One Book One San Diego es una colaboración entre KPBS, la Biblioteca Pública de San Diego, la Biblioteca del Condado de San Diego, la Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California (ABIBAC) y muchas organizaciones más lados de la frontera. El mayor apoyo financiero del programa es proporcionado por Linden Root Dickinson Foundation y con financiamento adicional de SDG&E, Lloyd Pest Control y la Cubic Corporation.

The 19th Annual Writing for Literacy Essay Contest

Students in grades 4, 8 and 10 are invited to submit an essay on suggested topics for a chance to win great prizes. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM on Friday, December 18, 2015. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2016.

2015 One Book for Kids Selection: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" by William Joyce

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Because KPBS believes you are never too young to learn to love to read, the One Book for Kids Committee selected a companion book to "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón for children ten and under, "The Fanstastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" by William Joyce. KPBS also partnered with Reach Out and Read-San Diego to select a companion book for our youngest readers, "It's a Little Book," by Lane Smith.

KPBS Anuncia la Selección Para el 2015 del One Book, One San Diego

Programa de Lectura de la Comunidad que presentara "La Sombra del Viento" de Carlos Ruiz Zafón se extenderá a Tijuana.

2014 One Book, One San Diego Selection: "Monstress" by Lysley Tenorio

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The 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection: Monstress by San Diego-native, Lysley Tenorio.

One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

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One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2017. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Clare Pister at with further questions.

One Book, One San Diego Highlights Three Books This Year

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One Book, One San Diego will feature three books in the 2011-2012 season: Sky of Red Poppies by Zohreh Ghahremani, Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, and Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

lê thi diem thúy decribes her novel, The Gangster We Are All Look For

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The Gangster We Are All Looking For is the 2011 One Book, One San Diego selection. Listen to a plot summary by the author, lê thi diem thúy, given during her visit to San Diego in February 2011.

Local Community Organizations

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These are local Vietnamese oriented organizations in the San Diego area.

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