2020 Book to Action Welcome!

Please welcome the participating libraries and local coordinators for Book to Action 2020! California Center for the Book will support 26 Book to Action series at 55 library locations across California. The following library staff members will collaborate with their community partners to create dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. The participating libraries, local coordinators, and titles selected are listed below.

Library Coordinator Title
Anaheim Public Library – Haskett Branch Mary Nuttelman Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault by Cathy Guisewite
Beaumont Library District Allison Peyton Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy
Burlingame Public Library Elaine Tai The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Wang
Chula Vista Public Library Judy Neeb The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries Erica Thatcher Food Activist Handbook, by Ali Berlow & Letters to a Young Farmer, edited by Marth Hodgkins
El Segundo Public Library Roslyn M. Templin What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax
Goleta Valley Library Allison Gray Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man & Their Journey Across America by Britt Collins
Los Angeles Public Library – Edendale Library Angi Brzycki Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary by Harryette Mullen
Los Angeles Public Library – West Los Angeles Regional Library Ramin Naderi The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread by Cailin O’Connor, James Owen Weatherall
Monrovia Public Library Stefanie Ulate The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Orange County Public Library – OC READ Elizabeth Romero Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution by Peter Kalmus
Palo Alto City Library Alison de Geus Wrinkles by Paco Roca
Palos Verdes Library District Laura Ishizaka Why They Marched by Susan Ware
Paso Robles City Library Karen Christiansen Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Riverside County Library – Glen Avon Regional Library Ivan Aguirre Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
Riverside Public Library Jon Andersen Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
San Diego County Library – Rancho Santa Fe Branch Kathy Jung Rescue Dogs by Gene Stone/Pete Paxton
San Diego County Library – La Mesa Branch Jake Sexton Community garden/urban farming (TBD)
San Diego Public Library – San Ysidro Branch Itza Vilaboy Album of Fences by Omar Pimienta
San Leandro Public Library – Main Library Armando Rivera They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Santa Barbara Public Library Jen Lemberger Where Reasons End: A Novel By Yiyun Li
Santa Clara City Library Helen Lutke Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff
Santa Clarita Public Library Joanna Ritchie Garbology by Edward Humes
SJSU –  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Peggy Cabrera Being the Change: How to Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution by Peter Kalmus
South San Francisco Public Library Stacy Lein The Concious Caregiver by Linda Abbit and Holding the Net by Melanie Merriman
Upland Public Library Katherine Laird Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds