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About the 2010/2011 Book

When the Emperor Was Diving - book cover

The Sacramento State One Book Program is proud to announce the selection of our 2010-2011 One Book: Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil's Highway.

Luis Alberto Urrea

Mr. Urrea will visit our campus for a series of One Book activities culminating in a community-wide lecture and Q&A on Monday, October 11, 2010.

Read more about 2010/2011 One Book author, Luis Alberto Urrea.


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

last updated: 3/10/2010