Selecting the Book
We are pleased to announce the KCC Reads
Common Reading Selection for 2016 - 2017 and for 2017 - 2018:
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
Note: The next new common reading will be selected for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. That work will
begin in the Fall 2017 semester. Please continue nominating books. All nominations for 2018 - 2019 are
due by Monday October 16th, 2017. We will hold the next Winter Book Club during the Winter 2018 module. See nomination details below.
Selecting the KCC Reads Book
The KCC Reads program involves our campus community in a book selection process each year. It is managed through a series of cohort meetings and involves a Winter Book Club that reads and discusses nominated books. Nominations occur in the Fall term of the previous academic year and are solicited from the entire KCC community. Any member of our community may nominate a book by filling out the online form. Alternatively you may print the nominations form and send it via inter-office mail to Maureen Fadem, C-309.
We aim to select a book that
Once all nominations are received, the selection process begins. The full list of
suggested texts is compiled and this long list is discussed and debated at a meeting
of the cohort, usually in November of the previous year. Books are then considered
with an eye toward their relevance to our campus community, especially our students,
and the factors listed above. A vote is taken at this meeting to choose the top four
Choosing the Book: The Nominations Process
Is there a recent book you've read recently that you feel everyone should read or
that you believe presented important truths of being human, of history, of the world
at large, of the contemporary moment, etc. in a unique and profound way?