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Call for Nominations: 2020-2021 Campus Community Book Project

Please visit the Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) website for more information.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Campus Community Book Project cycle, which will address the theme of mental health. Please see the nomination criteria below. Nominations can be submitted to Megan Macklin ( Please submit your nominations for the 2020-2021 book project by Friday, July 12, 2019.

Each year, the Campus Council on Community and Diversity (CCC&D) invites all members of the campus and greater community to nominate books for the upcoming Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) cycle. As an educational institution, we endeavor to explore and engage thoughtfully about issues that impact our lives, directly and indirectly, with the goal of building a community that promotes diversity.

The Campus Community Book Project aims to foster dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and residents of the surrounding areas about important social issues. It also promotes learning about varied perspectives and ideas concerning the chosen topic.

We welcome nominations of books that meet the following criteria:

  • Compelling and thought-provoking to engage us in dialogue about contemporary controversial issues and to raise questions that have many possible answers.
  • Well-written, accessible, and engaging to a general audience.
  • Short enough to be read within the time frame usually allotted for coursework.
  • Provocative and intriguing to as many members of the community as possible, to invite diverse participation and integration into discussion groups and courses across disciplines.
  • Written by someone who is still living.
  • Author is a guest to the campus.

Any published work that is still in print in paperback—including non-fiction work, plays, novels, collections of short stories or essays—is eligible. An additional consideration for the recommended title is that the book's author will be available to speak as part of the Mondavi Center's Speakers Series.

Finally, we welcome all—students, staff, faculty, and community members—to join the Campus Community Book Project Selection Committee, which will review and give recommendations on the nominations for the 2020-2021 cycle. Our first meeting will be on Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Mrak 63 (basement). If you are interested in joining the CCBP Selection Committee, please contact Megan Macklin (

For more information about the nomination and selection process, please contact Megan Macklin (