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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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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2020 Titles

Focus on Japanese American experiences in WWII internment camps

One Book, One San Diego has announced the selections for the 2020 region-wide read: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker for adult readers, readers of Spanish and young adult readers, and “Write to Me” by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Amiko Hirao for children.

Where To Get The Books!

"They Called Us Enemy" and "Write To Me" 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.

Join a Book Discussion:

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

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. to noon


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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 ...

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One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2020. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Margo Porras at with further questions.