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One Book, One College

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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 2017 - fall 2019 selected is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn. 

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! 


Nominate a Book

Please participate by nominating a book you would like to teach or discuss in the 2019-20 school year!

  • Submit nominations for 2019-20 HERE
  • Nominations are due by November 30, 2018 at 4pm.
  • The book selection will be announced in the spring.

The information provided in this form will be sent to the East Los Angeles College One Book, One College Workgroup.
Please provide as much information as possible. Additional questions should be directed to Grace Lee.