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SRJC Reads Overview

SRJC Reads is a college-wide program that invites all SRJC employees and students to build community, generate knowledge, and deepen literary experiences through reading together.  The SRJC Reads program 

  • invites community to invest in and support reading, helping all community members to find and sustain community through reading;
  • includes opportunities for participation that include teaching the text, engaging in book group discussions, and/or attending activities and events;
  • strives to generate community across disciplines, programs, and campuses through shared reading, thus building communities among seemingly disparate groups;
  • does not rely only upon faculty teaching the book; rather, it invites all avid readers to demonstrate their appreciation for reading through their participation in SRJC Reads activities; 
  • invites and challenges readers to explore issues central to SRJC’s students, such as adaptation, independence, diversity, and/or adversity;
  • can help generate interdisciplinary conversations and collaboration among faculty, administrators, staff, and students and utilize expertise on campus to enhance these conversations; and
  • encourages reading for leisure and introduces community members to new types of reading.


Previous SRJC Reads Selections

F2017 / Sp2018: Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa (2011)

2016: Between the World and Me,Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015) 

2015: I am Malala, Yousafzai (2013)

2014: The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande (2013)