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One Book, One San Diego is our region's premiere literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 12th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. So, come read with us! And for more information, click here for FAQs and selection criteria.

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What will the next One Book be?

We will be accepting your nominations for the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selections for adults, young adults and children starting February 1, 2019. You will be able to submit your nomination right here, or at partner libraries. Stay tuned!

2018 Selection: MARCH: BOOK ONE

On Friday, September 21, 2018 KPBS hosted a special event to celebrate the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Featured speakers included the three creators of the book, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Additional speakers included KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo, San Diego Public Library Director Misty Jones, San Diego civil rights icon Harold K. Brown, and Alonso Nunez, Executive Director of the Little Fish Comic Book Studio. Prior to the program, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir performed.

One Book, One San Diego Announces 2018 Titles

Focus on Civil Rights and American History

One Book, One San Diego announced the selections for the 2018 region-wide read: "March: Book One," a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell; and "Blue Sky, White Stars," a picture book written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson.

"March: Book One" Cover Art

Community Events

'Representations Of The Civil Rights Movement & Black Lives Matter In Comics' Exhibition

Ongoing until Friday, March 1, 2019

SDSU Love Library

"Representations of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter in Comics," an exhibit by Pamela Jackson, explores both the historic and ongoing struggle for African American political rights, social justice and equality as reflected in graphic narrative. ...

Literary Book Club Discussion: 'March: Book One' At Clairemont Library

Wednesday, January 2 2019 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clairemont Branch Library

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Clairemont Library's Literary Book Club will read and discuss the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, "March: Book One" by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Everyone is welcome. Please read the book beforehand. Library ...

Book Discussion Of 'March: Book One' At Kensington-Normal Heights Library

Saturday, January 19 2019 10 a.m.

Kensington-Normal Heights Library

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Join us to read and discuss read the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, "March: Book One," by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Everyone is welcome. Please read the book beforehand. Books will be ...

2018 One Book for Kids Selection

Blue Sky, White Stars

by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson

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.

Cover Art for

Cover Art for "Blue Sky, White Stars"

About One Book, One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2018. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Clare Pister at cpister@kpbs.org with further questions.

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