The Linda Vista neighborhood is inside the Kearny High attendance area and is also the topic for this year's "One Book, One San Diego" program. KPBS, the local public radio and television station, has enlisted juniors from the School of Digital Media and Design at the Kearny High Educational Complex to help tell other stories of Linda Vista, where this year's book is set.
The students have met with author lê thi diem thúy, whose The Gangster We Are All Looking For is this year's selection. The novel follows a Vietnamese family as it arrives in the U.S. and Linda Vista through the eyes of the six-year-old daughter.
The students are interviewing residents who have similar experiences to the characters in The Gangster We Are All Looking For.
The videos are scheduled to be presented at a special showing at the downtown's Central Library at 6 p.m. April 13. The One Book, One San Diego program is a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and KPBS.
Contact Rick Corlett, CCTE Teacher, at (858) 496-8370, ext 4709 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.