The One Book Program
2012-2013 One Book is
One Amazing Thing
The Sacramento State University One Book Program is pleased to announce the One Book for 2012-2013: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s One Amazing Thing (Voice, 2010). The novel weaves together personal stories of nine people from various walks of life who become trapped in a basement of a visa office in the aftermath of an earthquake. As they wait to be rescued, the survivors reveal to each other “one amazing thing” in their lives that they have never shared before. Dr. Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet, and professor at the University of Houston, where she is the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Creative Writing.
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2013-2014 One Book is
Full Body Burden
The Sacramento State University One Book Program is pleased to announce the One Book for 2013-2014 is Kristen Iversen’s Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats (Crown, 2012).
Please check back soon for full update and updated website! In the meanwhile, the paperback version will go on sale in early June! If you are reading it for one of your classes, the ISBN number is 978-0307955654.
About the One Book Program
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.
Sacramento State is entering its fifth year of the One Book Program. Please click here to view previous One Books.
About the One Book Selection Committee
The One Book Selection Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students and community representatives, based its decision on the following criteria:
Accessibility and appeal to all community members
Quality of writing
Encourages interdisciplinary thought and sparks passionate discussion in a variety of courses and contexts
Explores diverse cultural perspectives
Provides challenging opportunities for new learning and exploration
Addresses contemporary issues
If you are interested in serving on the One Book Selection Committee, please contact Professor Hellen Lee, One Book Faculty Coordinator, at email@example.com.
If you like to support the One Book Program, become a sponsor or partner!
Sacramento State University's One Book Program relies upon the generosity of our sponsors and partners. We are continuing to forge new sponsorships and partnerships. For more information about individual or corporate giving, please contact Dr. Hellen Lee, Faculty Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also make a gift here; be sure to select One Book Program on the drop-down menu.
last updated: October 3, 2012