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About One Book One San Diego

In its ninth year, One Book, One San Diego, is a community reading program sponsored by KPBS. San Diego Public Library, the San Diego County Library, along with major support provided by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and additional support from the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, SDG&E, Lloyd Pest Control, Jerome's Furniture, Cubic and the Samuel I. and John Fox Foundation.

The purpose of the program is to bring our community together and encourage residents to join in a 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. New this year, the program will go international by expanding to Tijuana: One Book sin Fronteras, comprised of the Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, and public libraries, schools and universities in the area.

One Book One San Diego 2015: The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind book jacket

This year One Book, One San Diego is proud to present The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Read the KPBS article to learn more about our 2015 author and book. The accompanying young adult (middle school) title is The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley and the children's companion title is The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce.

Additional Resources

Guide to The Shadow of the Wind
Book reviews, book discussions, further readings, relevant films and music, materials in Spanish, a list of fun fictitious libraries similar to the story's Cemetery of Forgotten Books, events, and more.


Past Year Selections

One Book, One San Diego 2014
Photo of Lysley Tenorio by Tara Runyan

Lysley Tenorio
(Photo by Tara Runyan)

In 2014 One Book, One San Diego was proud to present Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio. The accompanying young adult (middle school) title was American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and the children's companion title was Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore.



One Book, One San Diego 2013
Photo of Geraldine Brooks by Randi Baird

Geraldine Brooks
(Photo by Randi Baird)

In 2013 One Book, One San Diego was proud to present Geraldine Brooks' novel Caleb's Crossing. The accompanying young adult (middle school) and children's companion titles were Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris.


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