1st One Book, One Bakersfield Read
March 21st – May 15th, 2002
Organized by community volunteer, Jillian Stump-Fritch, the first One Book Project engaged Kern County Library and included a wide variety of community programming and funding partners. The One Book Project was modeled on One Book Chicago. Following Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Bakersfield was one of the earliest communities to create a One Book, One Community initiative.