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One Book, One College

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

One Book, One College (OBOC) is a year-long, interdisciplinary program engaging the college community through the reading and discussion of a shared book. The program aims to promote literacy and build a community of educated and empowered readers.

The book for One Book, One College is chosen each year by a group of faculty, staff, and students. The fall 2019 - spring 2020 selected is When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele.

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the college will offer a variety of events in conjunction with One  Book, One College including panel discussions, film screenings, and book discussions. Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to participate in these events! 

Click the 2019-2020 tab to see a list of One Book, One College events and for additional information about the common read. 

Nominate a Book

Nominate a Book

Are you teaching a book that might be a good candidate for One Book, One College? Please submit a nomination for the 2020-21 academic year!

  • Submit an online nomination for the 2020-21 academic year. 
  • Nominations are due by October 31, 2019 at 4pm.
  • Voting will take place in November-December 2019. 
  • The book selection will be announced in the spring.

The information provided in this form will be sent to the ELAC One Book, One College Workgroup. Feel free to contact Grace Lee with additional questions.