Call for Nominations: 2014-2015 Campus Community Book Project (CCBP)

The Campus Council on Community and Diversity (CCC&D) invites all members of the campus and greater community to nominate books related to the topic of disability/disability issues for the 2014-2015 Campus Community Book Project (CCBP).  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 criteria of being: 

  • compelling and thought provoking to stimulate dialogue about contemporary questions that have many possible answers
  • well-written and accessible 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 the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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 the possibility that the book's author will be available to speak as part of the Mondavi Center's Distinguished Lecture Series for the 2014-2015 season.

To make a nomination, contact Mikael Villalobos, Administrator of Diversity Education and Chair of the Campus Community Book Project at  Please include the book title and author, plus a short description and explanation of why the nominated title compliments the topic and represents a worthy selection.  The CCBP Selection Committee will begin reviewing nominations late in July, so book recommendations are requested by July 19, 2013.

If you are interested in serving on the CCBP Selection Committee, which will review the nominated books, please contact Mikael Villalobos.  The committee meets through the summer and more frequently in the fall as it proceeds to final selection.

For more information about past book project selections, please visit:

The Campus Community Book Project is sponsored by the Office of Campus Community Relations, the Campus Council on Community and Diversity, and the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost.