One Book Archive

Highlights GRC's One Book Program selections from years past

Current One Book - in the Holman Library Catalog

Focus: The US Carceral System & Injustice

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What is One Book?

Green River College One Book Program

A One Book program encourages a community to read and discuss one book together at the same time.

The GRC One Book Program launched in 2008 with Marjane Sutrapi's ground-breaking graphic memoir, Persepolis. Since then our campus community has read, discussed, and learned from books on a range of timely topics that impact us all, including: the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII (When the Emperor was Divine); technology and surveillance (Homeland); the experiences of Arab Americans since 9-11 (How Does it Feel to be a Problem); the US Civil Rights Movement and the struggle for the right to vote (March); poverty and racism in the US (Born Bright and Citizen); and the experiences of US immigrants (Papers and Behold the Dreamers)..

This guide offers a sample of the resources we collected for past years' books. If you would like to see the full guide from an earlier One Book, please email

One Book Class Sets

Instructors: Did you know that you can reserve and check out class sets of a One Book title? Click the link below for more information on titles available and how to make a request.

This guide was created by HJ January 21.

Previous One Book Selections in the Holman Library Catalog