One Book One College

The Reedley College One Book/One College project, which began in fall 2015, was initiated by the Student Learning Outcomes Committee as a way to encourage student engagement. This quickly became a joint effort with other College entities such as the Literary Arts/Speakers Series, Student Body Government, English, Library, Honors and Art programs, First Year Experience (FYE), Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Equity Plan, and the Office of the President.

Many instructors incorporate the One Book into their courses and/or encourage students to participate in a series of free events to encourage college-wide conversation, creativity, and community. Be sure to check here regularly as new events and activities are added regularly.

The Reedley College One Book/One College text has been chosen!

2021-2022 One Book/One College Library Guide

Audio Recording of 'The Big Burn' by Jacqueline Arriaga



Tim Egan Author of The Big BurnAbout 'The Big Burn'

Reedley College Literary Arts would like to announce the One Book, One College selection for 2021-2022, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire that Save America. 

The story of the nation's biggest wildfire - an apocalyptic blaze that burned an area the size of Connecticut in a weekend. No living person had even seen a fire with the ferocity, speed, and destructive power of the Big Burn of 1910. Equally dramatic is the larger story of Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, and the creation myth of the U.S. Forest Service. 

A New York Times Bestseller. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the Washington State Book Award. A Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and book of the year. 

Be on the lookout for special, related events leading up to Egan's visit with the college community on March 10th, 2022. 

For more information about Timothy Egan and The Big Burn, please visit: