California Reads Book Selections

Searching for Democracy

California Reads is a new program of Cal Humanities developed in partnership with the California Center for the Book and the California State Library. It invites Californians from all walks of life throughout our state to participate in reading and discussion programs and related activities hosted by libraries, schools, colleges, bookstores and other community institutions.

Bookcover: Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar
By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

A heartbreaking and compelling memoir about the Japanese American internment experience as seen through the eyes of young girl, this personal story bears witness to a failure of American democracy.

Bookcover: Lost City Radio

Lost City Radio
By Da