The inspiration for the One Book...One Campus...One Community reading initiative was inspired out a similar program hosted on the IU Northwest campus from 2006 until 2010. Archived information regarding that four-year program can be found here.
Since January 2013, the One Book...One Campus...One Community initiative has introduced a different novel for the campus and community to reflect upon the themes, messages and learning points of one book for a selected period of time.
The selected book for the inaugural program was "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller by Wes Moore. The following selections have been the focus of subsequent years:
2013-14 -- "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
2014-15 -- "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander
2015-16 -- "Operation Homecoming" edited by Andrew Carroll
2016-17 -- "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
2017-18 -- "Conflict is Not Abuse" by Sarah Schulman
2018-19 -- "Women and Power: A Manifesto" by Mary Beard
2019-20 -- "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us" by Hanif Abdurraqib
2020-21 -- "The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable" by Amitav Ghosh
2021-22 -- "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji