2nd One Book, One Bakersfield Read
July – October, 2002
Community volunteer, Jillian Fritch and the One Book Project steering team, organized the 2nd read. This One Book coincided with the California State Read of The Grapes of Wrath, for which the Kern County Library received 8 mini-grants at 8 library branches throughout Kern County. This read also coincided with Kern County’s anniversary celebration of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath. A juvenile title, Children of the Dustbowl by Jerry Stanley, accompanied the title.