The One Book, One Community originated in 2010 as a two-year Distinguished Teaching Chair project of San Juan College Professor of English Traci Halevass. It is based on the philosophy that a community that opens a book together closes it in greater harmony. It was developed to build a sense of community while promoting literacy. One Book, One Community is intended to promote campus and community dialogue through curriculum projects, discussions and a presentation by the author.
2017 Book Selection
The San Juan College One Book/One Community Committee is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 selection: The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, by Kevin Fedarko.
This non-fiction adventure tale tells of the fastest boat ride ever down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1983. The book touches on topics such as engineering, conservation, outdoor recreation, biology, mathematics, psychology, and information literacy.