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One Campus, One Book 2015-16: 2015-16 Selection

Shanghai Girls

The Soloist


One Campus, One Book (OCOB) is an initiative designed to encourage a common reading experience and sense of community at California State University, Los Angeles. Objectives and outcomes include...

  • To stimulate a shared experience through reading 
  • To inspire and support community conversations
  • To encourage academic enhancement through cross-curricular partnerships

Members of the Cal State LA community are invited to read the 8th book in the OCOB series, The Soloist by Steve Lopez.  The book's many themes are teachable from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate the book and related campus events into their curriculum. Community activities will be scheduled throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters 2015-16. 

The Soloist is available at the University Bookstore for 20% off the cover price  

 Reserve copies are available for check-out at the library Circulation Desk for one week at a time 

Just ask for Reserve Call Number:  OCOB

 The audiobook version is now available in the library's Ebsco database 



The University Library, The Honors College, and The First Year Experience Program are pleased to collaborate again this year in celebrating Steve Lopez as the First Year Experience Reading (FYER) Project’s author for 2015-16 and his novel The Soloist as the One Campus One Book (OCOB) selection for 2015-16.

Mind Matters

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300