Spines of Book Project selections from 2002 to 2022

Nominations & Selection

The nomination period for the 2023-2024 Book Project cycle, on the theme of "ethnonationlism/global enthnonationlism/white supremacy" has closed. The announcement of the 2023-2024 selection will be made in spring 2023.

The call for nominations and theme announcement for the 2024-2025 Book Project cycle will made in late spring/early summer 2023. 

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 paperbackincluding non-fiction work, plays, novels, collections of short stories or essaysis 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.

For more information about the nomination and selection process, please contact ccbp@ucdavis.edu