Nominations for One Book, One San Diego

It's that time of year again! 

Help us find the 2017 One Book, One San Diego selection by sending in your nomination! Remember you must have read the entire book to nominate it. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017. 

Please review the selection criteria. Note: this is a nomination process and not a vote. While multiple nominations for the same title will be considered, the selection committee will choose a book that best meets the criteria.  Nominate a book here!  Or complete a ballot at Civic Center or Mission Branch Library.  

Selection Criteria:

  • Story (fiction or nonfiction) is of high literary quality, has a strong, compelling narrative and well-developed characters.
  • Themes resonate with local and global communities, and people of all backgrounds.

  • Inspires discussion, conversations, and action.
  • Available in paperback and hardcover.
  • Author is alive.
  • Has professional reviews and is currently in print and available in large quantities (not print-on-demand).

  • Suitable for high school study and up.
  • Available in English and Spanish.

The 2016 One Book One San Diego selection was Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by National Book Award-winning author Carlos Eire is a beautiful, nostalgia-laced memoir of his childhood in Cuba, the country he left in 1962 at age 11. Using humor, magical realism and lyrical language, Eire paints a portrait of a childhood shattered forever by the Cuban Revolution. He was one of 14,000 Cuban children brought to the U.S. without their parents as part of Operation Peter Pan. He is now a professor of religion and history at Yale University.