This project, now in its third year at U of L, encourages all students, faculty, staff, alumni and interested community members to read a book chosen for current relevance. This year's book choice is Moon of the Crusted Snow, by Waubgeshig Rice. Anyone with a U of L ID can get free online access to the book through the U of L Library! A number of courses will use the book as a required text, and we will be holding some book-club events throughout the year.
What is a Common Book?
The idea of having a group of students read and discuss a common book began with a One School One Book project in the U.S. in the early 2000s. This idea spread to Canada, and Lethbridge was actually the first place in Canada to take up this project in 2007. The Lethbridge School District celebrated the project's 10th anniversary with the One District One Book in Fall 2017.