Alright, so here’s how it works:
Each year CCBC selects a book that it recommends to the community. Students are urged to read the book and faculty members are urged to include it or selections from it in their courses. A series of cultural and academic activities—films, plays, dance performances, debates, panels, and lectures—are organized to support the project. The goals of the Community Book Connection are to enhance student and community learning, to strengthen our common human and intellectual bonds; and to demonstrate the many ways that classroom learning is deeply connected to our lives in the everyday world. (CBC website)
It’s time to vote for the community book selection for the 2011-2012 academic year and we get to choose!
The options are:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The 2010-2011 Community Book Connection Book is The Housekeeper and the Professor, one that I truly enjoyed and actually got for free from the English department. So if you stay tuned, you might get a free copy of the voted book. So many cool events were organized by CBC based on the selected book. Do you see the possibilities? You only get to vote once though, and I have picked one. But man! If I could vote again and again and again and again… Click YUCA for this semester’s calendar of events!
Voting is open until Monday, March 7, 2011 at 5 pm.
Come on you guys! Let your voice be heard!