We are excited to announce that the 2014-2015 One Book, One College selection is Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Visit our website here: http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom. You can join the discussion by reading this novel over the summer. You can checkout copies here in the library or purchase your own in the bookstore.
Giovanni’s Room represents James Baldwin at his best. The prose is complex but accessible interweaving description, dialog, and narration to create a heartbreakingly tragic tone throughout the book. After writing the book in the 1950s, Baldwin could not find a publisher. It was first published in London and eventually in New York. Since that time, the book has received much acclaim for its groundbreaking nature as well as for the craft it represents. As a One Book text, Giovanni’s Room presents a range of timely themes that cross the Moraine Valley curriculum. Most importantly, it challenges the reader to consider love, relationships, and self acceptance.
We are excited for the 2014-2015 academic year.