5th One Book, One Bakersfield Read
October, 2003 – January, 2014
In the highly effective pairing of Tortilla Curtain along with juvenile companion title, Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan, the fifth One Book Project dealt with themes and stories about a family’s migration to California from Mexico. Both authors came to Bakersfield to present a conversation. The One Book Project was lead by the Kern County Library and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.