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We invite the entire community, on- and off-campus, to participate in the selection of our 2015-2016 book! Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 7, 2014. There is no pre-determined theme or agenda for selection. The Book Connection seeks to engage the community in discussions that address a variety of themes and issues over several years. The Book Connection Steering Committee will review and evaluate all suggestions and make a final decision based upon the degree to which the proposed book meets the goals and criteria:

GOALS OF THE HOWARD COUNTY BOOK CONNECTION

• Connect our community through shared learning experiences that promote productive dialogue, critical thinking, and intellectual enrichment.
• Foster greater understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives and worldviews.
• Engage students in interdisciplinary experiences that express the core values and benefits of general education.
• Enhance our community partnerships.

BOOK CRITERIA

• The style of the book should be accessible and engaging to an interdisciplinary audience of adult readers.
• The form of the book may be fiction or non-fiction. The committee encourages nominations of great poetry collections, as this would be a new genre for the Book Connection.
• The content of the book should suggest possibilities for lively discussion from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Click here to submit a nomination for the 2015-2016 book selection!  The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 7, 2014. To be considered, books must be nominated within the current nomination cycle.  If your book was not selected in the last cycle, nominate it again for consideration in the next!

Consult these lists for ideas: