A community that reads together, grows together

The One Book, One College program at MVC was launched in 2006 to promote interdisciplinary conversations, community-building, and reading across the curriculum. In 2017, the One Book team partnered with First-Year Experience to expand the program's offerings and reach, including the addition of the Student Research Symposium.

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This year's book selection

The One Book, One College team is excited to share the 2022-23 selection: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.
All We Can Save book cover

 

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

This anthology collects the works of women who have contributed to climate change advocacy. The New York Times praises the book as “a powerful read that fills one with, dare I say…hope?” while Rolling Stone describes the anthology as “a feast of ideas and perspectives, setting a big table for the climate movement, declaring all are welcome.”

About the Book  About the Project

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This year’s One Book selection is especially timely given the recent release of the RCCD sustainability plan. Our hope for this year is to have rich, interdisciplinary conversations about climate change in general and a range of subtopics, such as representation, decolonizing climate change advocacy, and local solutions to climate crises.

Student Involvement

  • Attend a One Book event

  • Bring a friend to a One Book event

  • Read the book

  • Talk about the book 

  • Conduct research based on annual book topics and enter into the annual Student Research Symposium
  • Share the One Book program information with your friends and instructors
  • Donate 5, 10, or 20 dollars to the One Book Scholarship Fund

Faculty, Administrator and Classified Professional Involvement

  • Advertise the One Book events in your classes or roles on campus
  • Teach a chapter or design a unit around the book

  • Speak at one of the events

  • Offer extra credit to students who attend an event related to course content 

  • Donate 5, 10, or 20 dollars to the One Book Scholarship Fund

  • Organize your discipline’s or program's contribution to a scholarship award

Resources for Educators

One Book Events

SEP
29
OCT
19

One Book, One College Deep Dive

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
OCT
27

History and Resources

 
  • 2022-2023 All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
  • 2021-2022 The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  • 2020-2021, 2019-2020 Program on hold
  • 2018-2019 Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • 2017-2018 Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzales
  • 2016-2017 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • 2015-2016 The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • 2014-2015 Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • 2013-2014 What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel
  • 2012-2013 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • 2011-2012 The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
  • 2010-2011 The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Stiff
  • 2009-2010 Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • 2008-2009 Exposed by Mark Schapiro

To nominate a book, answer the annual Spring Term Call for Nominations or email your nomination to kathryn.stevenson@mvc.edu by April 10 of each year. 

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