Book Discussion: Paradise - One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire, by Lizzie Johnson

Tuesday, June 27, 2023: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (PST) via Zoom

Join the LA Law Library book discussion group via Zoom as we continue our year-long exploration of environmental justice and climate related issues with the definitive firsthand account of California’s Camp Fire, the nation’s deadliest fire in a century.

Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire, by Lizzie Johnson, is a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds.  Johnson, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, drew on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records to provide a minute-by-minute account of the Camp Fire, following residents and first responders as they fight to save themselves and the town. This is truly a cautionary tale for a new era of megafires.

About the Author:

  • Reporter on The Wall Street Journal Local Enterprise Team
  • Staff writer at San Francisco Chronicle 2015- 2021
  • Three time finalist for Livingston Award for Young Journalists, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • 2021 Best of the West Prize for long form feature writing
  • 2021 Cal News Publishers Association Award for Best Writing

Presented by: Katie O’Laughlin, Managing Librarian, Reference & Research

Registration fee: FREE.  This discussion will be hosted via Zoom.  Zoom information and link will be emailed to registrants prior to discussion.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.          

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