One Book One San Diego
One Book, One San Diego is a partnership between KPBS and the San Diego Public Library. The mission of the program is to bring San Diegans together through an enriching, locally relevant literary experience. Each program year, the community helps to choose a book that will be the featured “One Book.” That book will then shape the local focus, outreach initiatives, and special events that will compose the One Book experience.
Each year, the Friends of the San Diego Public Library inviting all fourth, eighth and tenth graders in San Diego to submit essays addressing a number of literary-based prompts. Entries are judged by a panel and could win up to a $500 grand prize. Read on for more information and download an application.
Zohreh Ghahremani’s writing is dotted with poetic references and is beautifully lyrical in its style. Just like Roya’s picture window at school through which she admires the poppies, Ghahremani’s story provides us with a window through which we can view the past, both political and personal, and pay homage to those who have left imprints on our hearts and minds.