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One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 15th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

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The 2021 One Book, One San Diego selections have been announced!

One Book, One San Diego Announces 2021 Titles

Focus on disability civil rights, experiences and inclusion

One Book, One San Diego has announced the selections for the 2021 region-wide read: “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist'' by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner was chosen for adult readers; “All the Way to the Top” by Annette Bay Pimentel and illustrated by Nabi Ali was chosen for children; and “When Stars Are Scattered” by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and Iman Geddy for teens and tweens.

Where To Get The Books!

"Being Heumann" and "All The Way To The Top" may be purchased online from The Library Shop.

The Library Shop is a well-curated nonprofit book & gift shop catering to librarians, library lovers, literary obsessives and book nerds inside the Downtown Central Library. Proceeds support the entire San Diego Public Library System.

Or check out "Being Heumann" and "All The Way To The Top" for free through the San Diego County Library

Join The Discussion!

One Book, One San Diego Author Event With Judith Heumann

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6 p.m.


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Join KPBS for a special event with disability rights activist Judith Heumann. Her memoir is a story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism and lifelong ...

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One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2021. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Trisha Richter at with further questions.