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Join the Largest Book Club in L.A.

This summer, join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County.

June 1 – July 27, 2024

One Book, One County is a community reading program for Summer 2024 that celebrates collaboration, education, and conversation across our county and emphasizes the power of connected libraries to create connected communities. This program is unique because instead of one book for one library system, 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.

Featured Book: L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón

LA Weather - One Book, One County 2024The 2024 selection for One Book, One County is 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.”

María Amparo Escandón is a New York Times best-selling bilingual author (English/Spanish). Her novel, L.A. Weather, is a Reese’s Book Club pick and the winner of the Fiction Award at the International Latino Book Awards, 2022. Her first novel Esperanza’s Box of Saints, (Santitos in Spanish) has been the number one best seller in the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers List, it has 21 foreign editions and is read in over 86 countries. Her second novel is González & Daughter Trucking Co. (Transportes González e Hija, S.A. in Spanish.) María has been an L.A. resident for forty years.

Read or Listen to L.A. Weather

Check our catalog to borrow a copy from a location near you!

We’re offering unlimited eBook and audiobook copies of L.A. Weather on the Libby app. Add your library card to get started and borrow today!

Gloria Molina Grand Park Los Angeles

Author Talk & Celebration

July 27, 5 – 7 pm
Gloria Molina Grand Park
Downtown Los Angeles

Help us close out One Book, One County with a special evening featuring a musical performance from Banda Las Angelinas, resources, activities, and a special author talk with María Amparo Escandón.

Can’t make it to the event but would like to participate? Check out the Livestream from YouTube!

Free Parking and Shuttle

Free parking is available at the Music Center parking garage.

A free shuttle is available from 8 libraries. Click below to save your seat!

All shuttles will leave the event at 7:30 pm, returning to their respective libraries.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Hilda Solis, Supervisor 1st District, Los Angeles

Holly J. Mitchell, LA County Board of Supervisors 2nd District

A County Board of Supervisors Lindsey Horvath, 3rd District

LA County Board of Supervisors 4th District, Janice Hahn

LA County Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger 5th, District

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