San Carlos Branch Library
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San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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2018’s One Book, One San Diego Selection

 August 25, at the San Diego Union-Tribune sponsored Festival of Books, the 2018, “One Book, One San Diego,” selection was announced.  It is March: Book One.” This graphic memoir is the first of a trilogy,written by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.   “March: Book One, is a vivid first-hand account of the early life of the Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, including meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.  John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.” Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.”

The “One Book Launch Event” is scheduled for September  21, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Theatre.  Join KPBS and  their community partners as we welcome the co-creators of “March: Book One,”  Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Tickets are free but registration is required. Limited to two.   

 The companion 2018, “One Book” chosen for kids is Blue Sky, White Stars.  It is a picture book written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson. “Deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative images of American history, landscape, and people.”

One Book, One San Diego is our region’s premiere literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 12th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

A  series of special events, book discussions, and film screenings will be held throughout 2018, at San Diego Public Libraries, San Diego County Libraries, and other venues, exploring the themes of this year’s One Book: civil rights, social justice and discrimination.   The San Carlos Branch Library will host a showing of the Oscar-winning short documentary, “Mighty Times: The Children’s March,” on Tuesday, October 16, @ 6 p.m.  The film highlights the heroism of the young activists of the 1963 Children’s Crusade. This event is part of the programming for this year’s One Book, One San Diego where we are exploring themes of civil rights, social justice and discrimination.  The event is FREE and suitable for all ages.

Click on One Book Events for a list of all County-wide events.