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2003 Campus Community Book Project Suggestions

 

Campus Community Book Project 2003

Suggested Book Titles for Campus Community Book Project:

 

 

 

 

Book Titles

Author

1.

Trying To Buy Our Way Out of Trouble

Lizabeth Cohen

2.

Grapes of Wrath, Trouble in a Promised Land, and other titles

Louis Owens

3.

Choosing Naia

Mitchell Zuckoff

4.

American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood

Marie Arana

5.

The Crazed

Ha Jin

6.

No Title (About Iraq)

 

7.

Epitaph for a Peach

David Mas Masumoto

8.

Four Seasons in Five Senses

Davis Mas Masumoto

9.

Fast Food Nation

Eric Schlosser

10.

Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich

11.

Black, White and Jewish

Rebecca Walker

12.

Arranged Marriage

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

13.

The Vine of Desire

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

14.

Character is Destiny: The Value of Personal Ethics in Everyday Life

Russell W. Gough

15.

Bowling Alone

Robert Putnam

16.

The Tortilla Curtain

T.C. Boyle

17.

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World

Michael Pollan

18.

Understanding Whiteness: Unraveling Racism-The Tools for a Journey

Judy Helfand & Laurie Lippin

19.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

20.

Farewell To Manzanar

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston

21.

The Testament: A Novel

Elie Wiesel

22.

Parable of the Sower

Octavia Butler

23.

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear

Lori Arviso Alvord

24.

Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo S. Anaya

25.

A Natural History of the Senses

Diana Ackerman

26.

Lies My Teacher Told Me - Everything Your American History Book Got Wrong

James W. Loewen

27.

Daughters

Paule Marshall

28.

The Farming of Bones

Edwidge Danticat

29.

Another Country

Mary Bary

30.

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

31.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

32.

When Race Becomes Real - Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories

Bernestine Singley

33.

Daughters of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss

Mindy Weisel

34.

No Title (About War and/or Muslim culture)

 

35.

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

James McBride

36.

Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process

Edward W. Said

37.

Out of Place: A Memoir

Edward W. Said

38.

Angels in America

Tony Kushner

39.

There Are No Children Here

Alex Kotlowitz

40.

Kindred

Octavia Butler

41.

Cadillac Desert

Marc Reisner

42.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Dee Brown

43.

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Jared Diamond

44.

The Destruction of California

Raymond Dasmann

45.

Lords of the Harvest, Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food

Daniel Charles

46.

Spinning into Butter

Rebecca Gilman

47.

The Death of Vishnu

Manil Suni

48.

A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry

49.

The Bone People

Keri Hulme

50.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang

51.

Snow Falling on Cedars

David Guterson

52.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum

53.

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

Isabel Fonseca

54.

House of Sand and Fog

Andre Dubus III

55.

Kissing the Virgins Mouth

Donna Gershwin

56.

Veronika Decides to Die

Paul Coehlo

57.

Trans-Sister Radio

Chris Bohjalian

58.

Lost in Translation

Eva Hoffman

59.

A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole

60.

How Did You Get to Be Mexican?: A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity

Kevin Johnson

61.

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

Hayden Herrera

62.

Reverence: A Forgotten Virtue

Paul Woodruff

63.

Cane

Jean Toomer

64.

Yell-Oh Girls

Vickie Nam

65.

Who Qualifies for Rights? Homelessness, Mental Illness and Civil Commitment

Judith Hynn Failer

66.

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

67.

Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

Brady Udall

68.

Salt of the Mountain

Stefano Varese

69.

Human Rights in the Muslim World: Constitutionalism, Fundamentalism, and International Poligics

Ahsan Khan

70.

Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family

Neil Henry

71.

When the Emperor was Divine

Julie Otsuka

72.

Terazin Requiem

 

73.

Plenty-coups:Chief of the Crows

Frank B. Linderman

74.

Pretty-shield, Medicine Woman of the Crows

Frank B. Linderman

75.

The Lovely Bones: A Novel

Alice Sebold

76.

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Chris Hedges

77.

Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science - From the Babylonian to the Maya

Dick Teresi

78.

Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution

Mark Juergensmeyer

79.

Breaking Through

Francisco Jimenez

80.

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

Francisco Jimenez

81.

First They Killed My Father

Loung Ung

82.

Rain of Gold

Victor E. Villasenor

83.

The Long Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven

Sherman Alexi

84.

Jasmine

Bharati Mukherjee

85.

Broken Cord

Michael Dorris

86.

Bel Canto

Ann Patchett

87.

The Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution

Sattareh Farman Farmaian

88.

Border Passage

Leila Ahmed

89.

Among Muslims

Kathleen Jamie

90.

Dive From Clausen's Pier

Ann Packer

91.

A Short History of Islam

Karen Armstrong

92.

Genetic Engineering, Food, and Our Environment

Luke Anderson

This program is sponsored by the Campus Council on Community & Diversity, the Office of Campus Community Relations, and the Office of the Provost.

For more information or to inquire about being part of this program, please contact Karen Roth, Campus Community Relations, at 752-2071 or kmroth@ucdavis.edu.

Modified: June 16, 2010 3:04 PM

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