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District Book Read 21-22: Braiding Sweetgrass: About the Book Read Program

About the Book Read Program

The overall purpose of the District Book Read program is to cultivate deeper awareness and build community among faculty, staff, students and administrators around diverse identities to better equip us in our work and study.

How it works -

  • Fall Quarter: Copies of the current book selection are shared with students, faculty, and staff who are interested in participating in one or more book discussions
  • Winter Quarter: Book discussions are hosted by North, Central, and South. Participants can attend any and all book discussions!
  • Spring Quarter: Taking lessons learned during the book discussions, Spring events are centered around providing space for participants to reflect and identify ways we can take action on our campuses and local communities. 

How Books Are Selected --

In Spring, members across the district will be invited to submit book suggestions for the following year's District Book Read. These suggestions collected by our community will be cultivated into a narrowed list of choices to be voted on by students, faculty, and staff at each college. This narrowed list of books to be voted on will center a theme that surfaces from the original list of submitted book recommendations. The book that gets the most votes by our community will be selected for the following year's program!

Past District Book Read Selections