Past One Books
The Grace of Silence
By Michele Norris
In Sacramento State's fourth One Book, Author Michele Norris a shares her non-fiction account of recovering hidden family histories as a means to examine race relations in the United States.
Please note that clicking on the above links will take you to the 2011-2012 website.
The Devil's Highway
By Luis Alberto Urrea
In Sacramento State's third One Book, Author Luis Alberto Urrea shares his non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona deserts.
Please note that clicking on the above links will take you to the 2010-2011 website.
When the Emperor Was Divine
By Julie Otsuka
In Sacramento State's second One Book, Author Julie Otsuka explores the story Japanese internement through the eyes of her characters.
Please note that clicking on the above links will take you to the 2009-2010 website.
Funny in Farsi: A memoir of growing up Iranian in America
By Firoozeh Dumas
In Sacramento State's inaugural One Book, Author Firoozeh Dumas uses humor and vignettes to share her story of finding her identity as an Iranian-American and transitioning between cultures following her family's immigration to the United States.
Please note that clicking on the above links will take you to the 2008-2009 website.
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: May 3, 2012