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About One Book One San Diego

Now in its eighth year, One Book, One San Diego is a community reading program. It is a partnership between KPBS, San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library. The purpose of the program is to bring together our community and encourage residents to join together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program also encourages participation in related events, discussions of the ideas raised in the featured book, and examination of how these ideas connect with our daily lives and local communities.

Additional library partners include Carlsbad Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Escondido Public Library, Oceanside Public Library, the Copley Library at University of San Diego, the Love Library at San Diego State University, and the Ryan Library at Point Loma Nazarene University. The community can choose any of the 82 city, county or college library locations to check out the book.

Photo of Lysley Tenorio by Tara Runyan

Lysley Tenorio
(Photo by Tara Runyan)

One Book One San Diego 2014: Monstress

This year One Book, One San Diego is proud to present Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio. Read the KPBS article to learn more about our 2014 author and book. The accompanying young adult (middle school) title is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and the children's companion title is Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore.

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2014 Title Selection Process

The title selection process is now closed.

  • The nomination submission period is between February 20 and March 31, 2014.
  • For more details on the nomination and selection process, please see Frequently Asked Questions. (PDF)

Past Year Selections

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