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One Book, One College

What is One Book, One College (OBOC)?

OBOC is LAVC's common read program. Each academic year, a new book is selected, which is read throughout courses and across disciplines. The OBOC initiative cultivates opportunities for creativity, scholarship, critical thinking, and academic dialog. It creates a shared intellectual experience for students, faculty, administration and staff.

2019-2020 Selection:

The LAVC Library has many copies of this book available for short-term check out. There's also an ebook, which you can view anytime, from anywhere. Please review our instructions for ebook access.


When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:30 - 1:15 p.m.
What: Author talk -- Meet Thi Bui in person! 
About: The One Book, One College (OBOC) Program and the LA Valley College Library are proud to present a talk with Thi Bui, the author and artist of LAVC’s 2019-2020 OBOC selection, The Best We Could Do. Ms. Bui’s graphic novel chronicles one family’s life in war-torn South Vietnam and eventual escape, as refugees, to the United States. The book is an exploration in words and pictures of an immigrant family’s hopes for the future and journey into the past. Ms. Bui is a Vietnamese-American, art instructor, and Caldecott winner. After the talk, the author will sign copies of her books. Students may bring book copies from home or can buy them from the LAVC Bookstore. 
Where: Monarch Hall 

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1 p.m.
What: Origins Workshop --"Everyone Has an Origin Story: What is Yours?"
Where: LARC 106