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One Book Program - "Many Perspectives. One Book"

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University and community ‘one book’ programs have been established nationwide to promote literacy and to engage all members of a given community in a lively, intellectual conversation based on their shared reading experience. In this way, students, staff, faculty and alumni will share a common University experience: the One Book.

In January 2008, Wells Fargo generously donated funds to establish a One Book Program at Sacramento State. The One Book Program is a campus-wide initiative encompassing all disciplines, all class levels, and all members of the campus community. Bridging literacy and community service, participants read preselected books, engage in discussions with the authors, and take part in service projects that address contemporary social issues raised by the books. In Fall 2008, Sacramento State inaugurated our One Book Program with Firoozeh Dumas’ Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America.

One Book Program's website provides information on the book selection, the author, events, and more, including an interactive discussion board for the campus community. It also provides resources beyond the book such as faculty developed resources to support the integration of the One Book across the curriculum.

For more information on the One Book Program, please visit

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last updated: 7/7/2011