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Read Along with 'One Book, One County'

May 26, 2024 04:13PM ● By Mb News Staff

Author María Amparo Escandón - Photo via Los Angeles County Library.

How often can you say you belong to a book club with 9.8 million other people? That's the goal of the "One Book, One County" program offered this summer through the L.A. County Library, with a discussion opportunity at the Manhattan Beach Library.

One Book, One County is a community reading program for Summer 2024 designed to celebrate collaboration, education, and conversation across the county and emphasize the power of connected libraries to create connected communities. All 9.8 million County residents are invited to read one book together, with supportive programming provided by a network of partnered Los Angeles County library jurisdictions.

The 2024 book will be L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. This book was selected through a review and voting process that was open to all participating libraries. Published in 2022, L.A. Weather is a New York Times bestseller that follows the Mexican-American Alvarado family during a year in Los Angeles “as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.”

A limited amount of titles are available for attendees at the library. The hardcover book is available for purchase at {pages: a bookstore}. (The paperback edition is currently out of stock but may be able to be ordered - check with pages.)

discussion group will be held at the Manhattan Beach Library on Monday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m.



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