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One Book, One San Diego 2007

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The selection for One Book, One San Diego 2007 is Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario. The author recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.

Message from the Mayor

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Welcome to One Book, One San Diego, presented by KPBS in partnership with the City of San Diego Public Library. One Book, One San Diego is an open invitation to everyone who lives, works or visits San Diego to read and discuss the same book. The campaign was developed to promote an appreciation for reading and encourage discussion about books and important issues to our community.

The inaugural One Book, One San Diego selection is a significant non-fiction book entitled Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario. Her account of a 17-year-old boy's harrowing journey to find his mother in America won two Pulitzer Prizes when it first came out as a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times. Greatly expanded with fresh research, the book vividly conveys the experience of illegal immigration from Central America. It is also a story about family and love that everyone can relate to. You can easily find a copy of Enrique's Journey at the San Diego Public Library and at your local bookstores. Copies are also available from online booksellers.

In the coming year, KPBS and the San Diego Public Library will present television and radio programming, workshops, lectures and discussion groups. These events will offer individuals and families the opportunity to join together for lively conversation and exchange of ideas as we bring our diverse city together through literature.

I sincerely hope that your participation in One Book, One San Diego will be a rewarding experience that brings you together with your community through literature.

Jerry Sanders
Mayor
City of San Diego

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