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The One Book Program has selected books that touch upon a wide variety of topics and issues. Please click on any of the books covers to find out more about each one. 

By clicking on the book, a new browser window will open and take you to the website for that year's One Book.


2012-2013
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One Amazing Thing 

Chitra Divakaruni

 In Sacramento State's fifth One Book, Chitra Divakaruni takes a fictionalized disaster and turns into an opportunity to share separate stories into a unified novel about about hope and love.


2011-2012
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The Grace of Silence


Michele Norris

 In Sacramento State's fourth One Book, Michele Norris writes a memoir of recovering hidden family histories as a means to examine race relations in the United States.


2010-2011
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The Devil's Highway

Luis Alberto Urrea

In Sacramento State's third One Book, Luis Alberto Urrea describes a harrowing account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona deserts.


2009-2010
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When the Emperor Was Divine 

Julie Otsuka

In Sacramento State's second One Book, Julie Otsuka explores the history of Japanese internment through the eyes of her fictional characters.


2008-2009
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Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America 

Firoozeh Dumas

In Sacramento State's inaugural One Book, Firoozeh Dumas uses humor and vignettes to illustrate her story of finding her identity as an Iranian-American and transitioning between cultures following her family's immigration to the United States.

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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 us at onebook@csus.edu or Ms. Suzette Riddle, University Development, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at riddle@csus.edu. You may also make a gift here; be sure to select One Book Program on the drop-down menu.

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