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