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One County, One Book

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A community reading program centered around Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange. The One County, One Book program series strives to unite our Orange County communities around a shared reading experience. From late March through early May, readers of all ages are invited to celebrate Wandering Stars with author talks, film screenings, cultural presentations, storytimes, book club discussions and more!

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Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange

Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 6:30pm

Tommy Orange is the author of the bestselling There There, a multi-generational story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans. There There was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and received the 2019 American Book Award. His newest work, Wandering Stars, conjures the ancestors of the family readers fell in love with in There There, asking what is means to be the children and grandchildren of massacre. 

Books available for purchase, courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy. No registration required, all ages welcome. Early arrival suggested.

Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

For more information, call (714) 566-3034 or email

Author Sara Calvosa

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Sara Calvosa Olson

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6:00pm

In this sumptuous cookbook, Sara Calvosa Olson (Karuk) reimagines some of the oldest foods in California for home cooks today. Meaning "Let's eat!" in the Karuk language, Chími Nu'am shares the author's delicious and inventive takes on Native food styles from across California.

Complimentary books available, while supplies last. No registration required, all ages welcome. Early arrival suggested.
San Juan Capistrano Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

For more information, call (949) 493-1752 or email

Film Screenings v3

Gather is a documentary film, which takes an intimate look at the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty.

Cultural Presentations v5

Join us as we celebrate indigenous culture with a dance performance by Native American Family Dance Group, a dance company maintained by Native American artists and educators.

Book Clubs v.4

Book groups throughout Orange County have selected Wandering Stars, a Time magazine most anticipated book of the year, or Tommy Orange's debut novel There There as their discussion book.

Storytimes v1.5

Join us for indigenous-themed children storytimes celebrating Native American culture.