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 pre-selected 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 inaugurating our One Book Program with Firoozeh Dumas’ Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America. All incoming fall 2008 first year students will receive a complementary copy of Funny in Farsi during New Student Orientation. Discounted copies for all members of the campus community and public are available now for purchase through the Hornet Bookstore, courtesy of University Enterprises, Inc.

last updated: 9/25/2008