Project Overview

At Atlantic Cape Community College, we believe that the experience of our community is a huge part of our students’ education.  To foster the community spirit, ACCC chooses one book each year for its students, faculty, and staff to read in collaboration.  Faculty members who elect to teach the book in their courses can order copies for their students.  The book is just not any book, however.  It must meet certain criteria:

  • contain about 250 pages (or close to this number) and be easily incorporated into an existing course plan
  • have multiple themes for application in many courses
  • be accessible and engaging to students at all levels, developmental to upper level
Past books have included
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon  (2006-2007)
  • The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant (2007-2008)
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2008-2009)
  • Listening Is an Act of Love edited by Dave Isay (2009-2010)
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (2010-2011)
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A wealth of resources for these books is available at the College Book website,
which will be available at the start of the Fall 2010 semester through ACCC's "library" link from the homepage.

(Use the "Previous College Books" link see see resources for past books.)

Questions?  Contact the College-wide Book Project Facilitators, Leila Crawford and Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, at