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One Campus, One Book (on hiatus)

Information about One Campus, One Book including book selection criteria, updates, planned events, and teaching and learning resources.



  • Parents and children- family relationships, older parents divorcing (or not), seeing your parents as people with lives apart from you;
  • Motherhood- becoming a mother, women’s healthcare issues, the trauma of losing a child, working mothers, mother-daughter relationships;
  • The Vietnam War, effects of colonialism, American/foreign interference, American views/reporting of the war, after-effects for the Vietnamese people;
  • Trauma- different kinds of trauma, generational trauma, the war, family trauma;
  • Migration- refugee migration, acculturation, going “home” to a country you don’t remember, being in-between cultures, questions about America and the world’s role/responsibility in refugee resettlement.

Potential Activities:

  • Essay prompts
  • Reading Journals – read an excerpt or chapter, reflect in a journal, and have a discussion.
  • Group Discussions
  • Presentations
  • Digital Humanities projects (maps, timelines)
  • Speeches

Have questions? Contact a Librarians on the OCOB Committee. Librarians are available to help you with access questions, as well as the development of activities for using The Best We Could Do in your class. 

Guides & Resources

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Linking to the E-Book

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300