Who is doing this?
The 2012 OBOC summer selection program is planned by a partnership of organizations who believe that themes and concepts contained in great books can powerfully alter lives. This year's summer-read initiative is being led and supported by Barnes & Noble, Baton Rouge Community College, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Forum 35, Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, MacAdams Cage Publishing, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Louisiana State University, Redstick Internet Services, and WRKF 89.3 F.M.
History of One Book One Community
In May of 2006, the Greater Baton Rouge's One Book One Community program was born. The program was introduced to the Baton Rouge area by multiple community partners.
Previous One Book One Community selections include:
||Life on the Color Line by Gregory Howard Williams|
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
||Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City by Jed Horne|
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
||Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza|
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
||Poor Man’s Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana |
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
|| In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White|
| 2011||Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley|
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens