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One Book One Northwestern seeks recommendations for the next campus-wide read

Online submissions due Nov. 8
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Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern Selection Committee is seeking recommendations for the 2020-2021 academic year. Housed within the Office of the President, this 15-year tradition brings together the entire campus through discussion and activities surrounding the selected book.

The One Book committee invites Northwestern and Evanston community members to submit suggestions for next year’s book. Book suggestions should include the title, author, number of pages, a short summary and brief description of why this book would make a good common read.

Book should be available in paperback and digital formats by May 1, 2020. Submit your suggestions by Nov. 8 on the One Book online submission form. Questions about the selection progress and program can be emailed to  

One Book’s 2019-20 programming surrounded the themes of Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures,” which tells the true story of the black women mathematicians at NASA who made possible some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Other past titles include “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood and “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality” by Danielle Allen.

For more information about the programming offered in conversation with the books chosen each year, visit the One Book One Northwestern website.