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One Book, One San Diego For Kids Author Event With Cynthia Grady


  • WHEN Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Join KPBS and the San Diego County Library to hear from the author of the touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian, Clara Breed, while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. Miss Breed was a children’s and city librarian with the San Diego Public Library from 1929-1970. Her collection of letters from the children are held at the Japanese American National Museum. Cynthia Grady, author of "Write to Me," 2020 One Book for Kids selection, uses excerpts from the letters to present a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

The program will feature:

Cherry Blossom Festival history from Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego

Story-inspired craft by Girl Scouts San Diego

Interview with author Cynthia Grady

Student Q&A

This is a free virtual event open to the public that will stream live to the One Book Facebook page and to YouTube. Registration is encouraged since the viewing link will be provided in reminder emails closer to the event.

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