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2018 One Book, One San Diego


About the Author

John Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th district and an American icon known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement. He participated in the 1960 Nashville sit-ins and was one of the original Freedom Riders, challenging illegal segregation at bus stations across the South. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he became one of the “Big Six” leaders of the national movement and was the youngest featured speaker at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He then played major roles in the Mississippi Freedom Summer project and the voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama, culminating in the landmark “Bloody Sunday” March, where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Despite physical attacks, serious injuries, and more than 40 arrests, John Lewis has remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. His subsequent career has included voter registration activism, service on the Atlanta City Council, and over 25 years in Congress. Lewis was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2011 and was the first recipient of the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, John Lewis mentioned to his aide Andrew Aydin the 1957 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story and the role it played in the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. Recognizing the potential for a comic on Lewis' life to inspire young people, Aydin convinced Lewis to write a graphic memoir about his time in the movement. Drawn by artist Nate Powell, the March trilogy became a smash hit, occupying #1, 2, and 3 on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has rapidly entered the curriculum in America's largest school systems and universities. In 2016, March broke several records, becoming the first graphic novel ever to win the National Book Award and receiving four of the American Library Association’s major awards for youth literature, more than any book in history. The words and images of March bring to life the story of John Lewis, the courage of young people, and the power of nonviolence — making them accessible and urgently relevant to new generations.


About the Book

This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a climax on the steps of City Hall. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president.


Social Justice Book Review Contest

Attention all readers and beloved community members. Send us your review or summary of a book on civil rights or human rights for a chance to win dinner for two and a pass to have a book signed  by Congressman John Lewis, the author of the 2018 One Book One San Diego selection March on September 21, 2018.

There are three categories you can enter: 

Children, ages between 6 and 12
Teens, ages between 13 and 17
Adults, age 18 and over
 

Write a review of any book that you’ve read or intend to read about civil rights or human rights, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, or graphic novels. Entries will be judged by library staff on the quality of the writing, clarity, and passion for the subject. Send your review between Monday, August 27 and Monday, September 10, 2018.

Contest Rules

Contest is limited to the first 100 entries in each age category, accepted on a first come first served basis
Standard paragraph of 150 words or less
All entries to be received between Monday, August 27 and Monday, September 10, 2018
Only (1) review per person
Email reviews to [email protected]. Include your name, address, age range (6-12, 12-17, 18+), phone number, and your community branch library
Contest is open to all residents of San Diego County. SDPL staff are not allowed to enter.
 

Prizes

Gift certificate to Tavern+Bowl | Adults, 18 and over
Gift certificate to Corvette Diner | Teens, ages 13 – 17
Gift certificate to Corvette Diner | Children, ages 6 to 12
Pass to have a book signed by John Lewis
Publication of winning reviews on SDPL’s One Book webpage
Ability to post your review on the websites and catalogs of over 200 public library systems in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

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Book Resources


Reading Recommendations


One Book Events

Special Events

One Book, One San Diego Roll-Out Day Celebration
August 28, 2018 @ 2 PM | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
 
Join us to celebrate the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, with a movie screening of a graphic novel adapted to film. Voting to select which movie is still ongoing; candidates are Adventures of Tintin, Ghost World, Kick-Ass, and V for Vendetta. The library will also feature a book display focused on civil rights history.
 
Volunteer Legal & Community Fair
September 15, 2018 @ 10 AM - 1 PM | Central Library
 
Has the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell inspired you to become an active member within the community? Then come to our 2nd Volunteer Legal & Community Fair, in partnership with the San Diego Paralegal Association! Meet representatives from various non-profit organizations throughout the community that give a voice to the voiceless in San Diego County. Discover ways in which you can strengthen your skills, while dedicating your time, talents, and passion to benefit others. All are welcome to attend this inspirational day devoted to volunteerism, leadership and service!
 
The Human Library
September 22, 2018 @ 10 AM - 3 PM | Central Library
 
Don't miss our 2nd Human Library at the San Diego Central Library! The aim of the Human Library is to explore and move beyond stereotypes, and learn more about each other through stories. During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to check out human “books” to read through one-on-one 20-minute conversations. Registration is required. Registrants will be provided instructions on how to reserve time slots to check out our Human Books. Space is limited.
 
September 24, 2018 @ 2 - 6 PM | Central Library
 
Commemorate Banned Books Week and join San Diego Public Library staff, community readers, volunteers, teen readers, and celebrity guests for the library’s annual Read-Aloud Read-a-thon.  A new book and a new reader every 15-30 minutes.
 
September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8 PM | Central Library
 
During Banned Books Week, join us for a risqué evening of forbidden knowledge in books censored in the US in 2017. Stage actors from Write Out Loud and Logan Squared Productions will perform live readings from selected books marked with the scarlet letter of censorship.  Join us for an entertaining evening of bacchanal revelry in the written word.
 
National Voter Registration Day Celebration and Appreciation
September 25, 2008 @ 1 - 4 PM | Linda Vista Library
 
We'll have voter registration information and assistance in the library. Try a voter "literacy test" from the 1960s and learn about other techniques used to deny the right to vote.
 
Voter Registration Day
September 25, 2018 @ Open Hours | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
 
National Voter Registration Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 25th this year. The goal is to celebrate democracy, and the rights and opportunities we share as Americans, by providing opportunities to register voters who might otherwise find themselves unable to vote. The library will participate in registering new voters.
 
Register to Vote at the Mission Valley Public Library!
September 25, 2018 @ Noon - 5 PM | Mission Valley Library
 
Mission Valley Branch Library will host a voter registration drive on National Voter Registration Day, September 25th, 2018. We will be registering eligible voters between 12pm and 5pm in front of the library. Come register to vote and check out this year's One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and be inspired to exercise your civil liberties!
 
October 1, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Central Library
 
2018 is the 80th year of publication of The Black Jacobins, about the only successful revolution by enslaved peoples in history. Join Dr. Mychal Matsemela-Ali Odom for a discussion of this timeless classic of revolution and of liberation theory, and of C.L.R. James, the political philosopher and giant of the Black radical tradition who wrote it. Co-sponsored with grassroots Southeast San Diego based community organizing group, Pillars of the Community.
 
The Integration of Mississippi College
TBD | Central Library
 
Join us for a talk featuring Dr. Jeffrey Carr, one of the first African-Americans to integrate Mississippi College in 1972 and worked side-by-side with civil rights leader John Lewis on a voters' rights campaign in Jackson, MS, during the 1960s. Dr. Carr will be interviewed by Dr. Karl Martin.
 
October 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Central Library
 
Civil Rights. Freedom Riders. Black Power. Freedom Summer. These actions and movements helped power the 1960s and 1970s as a defining era of political and cultural shifts. How did Black visual artists reflect, celebrate, examine, or critique the Civil Rights Movement in depictions of the struggle against oppression. Join Dr. Denise Rogers, professor and curator of Mesa College’s World Cultures Artwork Collection, for a stimulating discussion on the role of artists during the movement for civil rights and in the continuing struggle for social change.
 
Comics and Visual Communication: A Talk by Scott McCloud
October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Central Library
 
Join legendary comics guru Scott McCloud for this fast-paced pictorial presentation about Comics and Visual Communication. Take a look at the intersection of comics, cartooning, and the broader world of communicating and learning through images. Learn about the unique power of cartoons, comics as “writing with pictures,” facial expressions and body language, the elements of visual communication, and the importance of graphic novels as an influential literary and art medium.
 
United We Move
November 4, 2018 @ 3 PM | Central Library
 
San Diego Public Library and transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project are proud to present United We Move. This dance performance will be a tribute to the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. In United We Move, the teen dancers in the transcenDANCE Performance Group will explore how they experience discrimination, injustice and inequality in our community today by sharing their personal narratives through spoken word and movement. The powerful images and the struggle that is depicted in March: Book One will be reflected in our students’ original choreography and dance. Through their performance, the courage of our country’s iconic civil rights leaders will be mirrored by our students’ courage to reflect on their experience, express it creatively and create an inspiring vision for a more just and equitable society.
 
Rising Up: Exploring Afrofuturism in Black Panther and Civil Rights in March
December 2, 2018 @ 1 PM | Mission Valley Library
 
Join Professor Ajani Brown from San Diego State University as he discusses themes of social justice and Afrofuturism in the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and the Black Panther graphic novels and feature film.
 
Rising Up: Exploring Afrofuturism in Black Panther and Civil Rights in March
December 9, 2018 @ 1 PM | North University Community Library
 
Join Professor Ajani Brown from San Diego State University as he discusses themes of social justice and Afrofuturism in the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and the Black Panther graphic novels and feature film.
 
Express Yourself Civil Rights Poetry Slam and Book Discussion of March: Book One
December 10, 2018 @ 4 PM | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
 
Come express your favorite line from the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, or share your own written word on racial or labor injustice in poetry format.

Workshop

Express Yourself: Button-Making Party
September 18, 2018 @ 3 PM | Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
 
Show the world what you stand for and wear your beliefs proudly while using text and/or imagery to create your own one of a kind buttons. This event is part of our programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination. The 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection is March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
 
Made in Skyline: Artivism
September 20, 2018 @ 3:30 PM | Skyline Hills Library
 
Art meets Activism. What social issues are important to you? Create your own protest signs that get your message out loud and clear. Materials and creative instruction provided. This event is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination. The 2018 One Book, One San Diego selections are March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
The Art of Protest: Sign Making Workshop
October 13, 2018 @ 2 PM | Carmel Valley Branch Library
 
Bring your anger, outrage, wit and creativity and join us in exploring how we can express ourselves in times of political change. In this workshop we will explore how art acts as activism and how local communities can ignite social change through support of local, national, and global causes. This event is part of our programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination. The 2018 One Book, One San Diego selections are March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and Blue Sky, White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
Express Yourself: Button-Making Party
November 6, 2018 @ 5 PM | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
 
Create your own button designs using text or pictures. This event is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination. *The 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection is March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

Kids & Teen

Storytelling through Cartoons with Artist Joe Nyiri
September 22, 2018 @ 10 AM | La Jolla/Riford Library
 
Noted local artist and cartoonist, Joe Nyiri will guide children in a project to develop their own cartooning skills. This contest is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination.
 
One Book One San Diego Graphic Novel Arts & Crafts Program
September 24, 2018 @ 4 PM | Mira Mesa Library
 
Join us for a workshop to create of graphic novels inspired by the themes in the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selections: March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and Blue Sky, White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
Book Discussion for Teens: March: Book One at Rancho Bernardo Library
September 24, 2018 @ 4 PM | Rancho Bernardo Library
 
Join us for a lively discussion of the graphic novel March and a discussion of the Civil Rights movement and its relevance then and now. Join us to explore this year's One Book  selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Teens will gain deeper insight into the civil rights movement and discuss its relevance to today's social issues.
 
Book Discussion for Teens: March: Book One at Allied Gardens/Bejamin Library
September 25, 2018 @ 3 PM | Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library
 
Join us to explore this year's One Book  selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Teens will gain deeper insight into the civil rights movement and discuss its relevance to today's social issues.
 
One Book for Kids Craft Activity: Civil Rights
September 27, 2018 @ 4 PM | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
 
Join the Otay Mesa-Nestor Library for a special craft activity inspired by the 2018 One Book for Kids selection, Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
Comic Workshop with Toshwerks
October 4, 2018 @ 4 PM | Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
 
Join local creators Toshwerks for a crash course on how to organize and layout a comic. Reservations are required.
 
Book Discussion for Teens: March: Book One at Carmel Valley Library
October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Carmel Valley Library
 
Join us to explore this year's One Book for Teens selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Explore the history through the eyes of the Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis in this graphic memoir. We will be discussing what civil rights mean in 2018 and how small actions can activate movements. Moderated by Youth Librarian Bonnie Domingos.
 
Art Makes a Statement: Button-Making
October 24, 2018 @ 3 PM | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
 
Express yourself through art and imagery! We will use the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell to help introduce children and teens to the concept of deciding and sharing what you believe in, while also creating unique and expressive buttons.
 
Civil Rights Bookmark Art Contest
November 1 - 30, 2018 | Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
 
Throughout the month of November, children are invited to draw and express artistically what freedom and civil rights mean to them. The winner’s artwork will be printed as a bookmark to distribute in the library, in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. Teachers and schools are encouraged to participate as a class project. Entry forms will be available at the library or by emailing [email protected]
 
One Book for Kids Family Storytime at North Clairemont Library
November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | North Clairemont Library
 
Family Storytime will feature the 2018 One Book for Kids selection, Blue Sky, White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
Veteran's Day Storytime: Blue Sky, White Stars
November 8, 2018 @ 10 AM | Ocean Beach Library
 
Join the Ocean Beach Branch for a special storytime to honor those who served our country featuring 2018 One Book for Kids selection, Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
Special Veteran's Day Preschool Storytime and Craft: Blue Sky, White Stars
November 8, 2018 @ 10:30 AM | Mission Valley Library
 
In honor of Veteran's Day, Mission Valley Library will host a special preschool storytime focused on the United States, as we read this year’s One Book for Kids selection Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus. Afterwards, we'll make a craft exploring "Our Family Tree."
 
Teen Graphic Book Club Discussion: March: Book One at North Clairemont Library
November 28, 2018 @ 5 PM | North Clairemont Library
 
North Clairemont Library's resident graphic novel expert will lead a discussion of 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
 
Scripps Ranch Teen Council Book Discussion: March: Book One
December 8, 2018 @ 3 PM | Scripps Miramar Library
 
In the spirit of visual arts inspiring and celebrating social change, the Scripps Ranch Library will host an art show that features community submissions that highlight either the civil rights movement, non-violence, or a contemporary cause that the artist feels is worth marching for. The art show will also include interactive elements and activities geared towards teens and adults.

Book Discussion

Book Discussion: March: Book One at Rancho Bernardo Library
September 24, 2018 @ 2 PM
 
Join the Rancho Bernardo Library for a lively discussion of the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. We'll discuss the Civil Rights movement and its relevance then and now. Please read the book beforehand. Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
 
The PB Book Discussion Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In October, we will 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. Copies will be available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One with the Mira Mesa Branch Library
October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
 
Join in discussing the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and the birth of the civil rights movement. Everyone is welcome! Please come whether or not you have had a chance to read the book before the meeting.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at College-Rolando Library
November 5, 2008 @ 4 PM
 
Special Book Group Meeting to discuss the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. We'll discuss the book's its themes, ideas, and relevance to the present political climate.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
November 8, 2018 @ 10 AM
 
The Carmel Mountain Ranch Book Group will discuss the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, March by John Lewis. Everyone is welcome. Please read the book beforehand. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at Point Loma Library
November 14, 2018 @ 1 PM
 
Registered participants will discuss the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. A moderator will assist participants in the discussion of recurring themes in the graphic novel, to include books and ideas that were an inspiration to Lewis. Participants may be broken into groups to allow maximum participation, where each group will discuss different themes in the book based on the interests of participants.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at North Clairemont Library
November 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
 
The North Clairemont Book Club will discuss 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, in a relaxed, social setting. Please read the book beforehand. Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at Mission Hills Library
December 6, 2018 @ 10 AM
 
The Mission Hills Book Group will 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. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.
 
Book Discussion: March: Book One at Clairemont Library
January 2, 2019 @ 6 PM
 
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.
 
Book Discussion of March: Book One at Kensington-Normal Heights Library
January 19, 2019 @ 10 AM
 
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 available for check out at the Service Desk.  The discussion will take place on Saturday, January 19th at 10 a.m. and will be facilitated by author, Kathi Diamant. All are welcome.

Film Screening

A Time for Justice
August 27, 2018, 4:30 PM | Skyline Hills Library
 
A Time for Justice Academy award winner for best documentary short subject. The film depicts the battle for civil rights in America as told by its foot soldiers.
 
Dolores
September 14, 2018, 3 PM | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
 
Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm workers union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave.
 
Selma
September 17, 2018 @ 2 PM | Pacific Beach Library
 
Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
 
Freedom Riders and post film discussion with SDSU Professor Rebecca Romani* 
September 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Central Library
 
This film portrays the powerful, harrowing and inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. More than 400 courageous Americans - old and young, black and white, men and women, Northern and Southern - risked their lives to challenge segregated facilities in the South. Freedom Riders shows the courage and tactical brilliance of Congressman John Lewis as one of the 13 original Freedom Riders. *Rebecca Romani is a writer, curator, and documentary filmmaker who lectures on film at San Diego State University and Palomar College.
 
Stand and Deliver
September 28, 2018 @ 3 PM | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
 
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
 
Loving
October 5, 2018 @ 2 PM | Pacific Beach Library
 
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
 
Mississippi Burning
October 9, 2018 @ 6 PM | Point Loma Library
 
Mississippi Burning focuses on themes in the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Although the movie portrays a story that is painful to watch, viewers will appreciate an increased understanding of many aspects of the civil rights movement.
 
The Loving Story
October 12, 2018 @ 3 PM | Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
 
How an Interracial Couple Changed a Nation this doc tells the story of a Supreme Court case that legalized once-taboo marriages 45 years ago.
 
Mighty Times: The Children's March
October 16, 2018 @ 6 PM | San Carlos Library
 
The San Carlos Branch Library will host a showing of the Oscar-winning short documentary "Mighty Times: The Children's March." The film highlights the heroism of the young activists of the 1963 Children's Crusade.
 
A Time for Justice
October 17, 2018, 4 PM | Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
 
In A Time for Justice, four-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim captured the spirit of the civil rights movement through historical footage and the voices of those who participated in the struggle. Narrated by Julian Bond and featuring John Lewis, the 38-minute film allows today’s generation of students to witness firsthand the movement’s most dramatic moments—the bus boycott in Montgomery, the school crisis in Little Rock, the violence in Birmingham and the triumphant 1965 march for voting rights.
 
Mississippi Burning
November 19, 2018 @ 2 PM | Pacific Beach Library
 
Mississippi Burning focuses on themes in the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selection, March: Book One, a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Although the movie portrays a story that is painful to watch, viewers will appreciate an increased understanding of many aspects of the civil rights movement.
 
Mighty Times: The Children's March
November 28, 2018 @ 6 PM | City Heights/Weingart Library
 
This film portrays the children of Birmingham, Alabama, taking to the streets for civil rights in 1963.
 
Black Panther
December 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Central Library
 
Screening to highlight the Mission Valley and North University Community branch's "Rising Up: Afrofuturism in Black Panther," discussion about the Black Panther graphic novels and movie. Film synopsis: T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
 
Talk to Me and post film discussion with SDSU Professor Rebecca Romani* 
December 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM | Central Library
 
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s. *Rebecca Romani is a writer, curator, and documentary filmmaker who lectures on film at San Diego State University and Palomar College.
 
Selma
December 18, 2018 @ 6 PM | Point Loma Library
 
The subject of this year's One Book One San Diego selection, March: Book One, Senator John Lewis, participated in several iconic efforts in the civil rights movement, including the event portrayed in this film, Selma, a powerful look at an epic march which took place only 50 miles from the childhood home of John Lewis.

Display

One Book One San Diego Display @ Rancho Penasquitos Library
August 25 - September 29, 2018 | Rancho Penasquitos Library
 
Displays for children, teens and adults will explore themes of Civil Rights in America, social justice, inner strength, community, the power of graphic novels to shine a light on social issues, and more.
 
One Book, One San Diego Display @ Mission Valley Library
September 1 - November 1, 2018 | Mission Valley Library
 
This display will focus on Civil Rights Era-related books and media in the adult area, inspired by the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selections, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
One Book, One San Diego Display @ College-Rolando Library
September 1 - November 1, 2018 | College-Rolando Library
 
Taking a closer look at graphic novels and the Civil Rights Movement in America. This display is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination.
 
One Book One San Diego Display @ Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
September 4 - October 20, 2018 | Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
 
"Marching on: The fight for Civil Rights in America" - This display is part of the San Diego Public Library's programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego, and will focus on Civil Rights in America, including how far we've come and where we need to go. It will feature the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selections, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
One Book, One San Diego Display at Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
September 8 - October 6, 2018
 
The display will feature the 2018 One Book, One San Diego selections, March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell and Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
"March to Freedom" Exhibition
December 17, 2018 - January 21, 2019 | Linda Vista Library
 
An exhibition of photographs by photojournalist James "Spider" Martin and the words of John Lewis taken from the marches led by Lewis and other activists to the Alabama Statehouse demonstrating for civil rights and national voting rights legislation.
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