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OneBook Project

The OneBook Project is a college-wide initiative that invites students, faculty, staff and members of the outside community to read a common text and engage in discussions around that text. The goal is to create an interdisciplinary learning community that explores issues relevant to the text and our community. This year, MassBay will be awarding a prize to a regional author whose work connects to the mission of the OneBook Project.

2017 OneBook Project — The Massachusetts Bay OneBook Prize

Introduction:

The OneBook Project is a college-wide initiative that invites students, faculty, staff and members of the outside community to read a common text and engage in discussions around that text. The goal is to create an interdisciplinary learning community that explores issues relevant to the text and our community. This year, MassBay will be awarding a prize to a regional author whose work connects to the mission of the OneBook Project.

Criteria:

  1. The book must be in English, in print, and widely available at large. Self-published books are not eligible.
  2. The book can be:
    • Fiction (no children’s books)
    • Narrative non-fiction (no instructional or self-help books)
    • Graphic novel
    • Poetry
  3. The winning author must be able to travel to Wellesley, MA for two public events in October 2017, one at MassBay Community College and one in the town of Wellesley. The events consist of a college talk and master class on Massachusetts Bay’s Wellesley campus, as well as a public talk with a community library partner, within one day.

Prize:

$2,000 and adoption of the book as the Massachusetts Bay OneBook (the common freshman English book at the College)

Judges:

Entries will be judged by the Massachusetts Bay OneBook committee, which consists of college and community members. Judges’ decisions are final.

How to enter:

Mail two print copies of the book to be considered and the required completed entry form to:

The Massachusetts Bay Prize – OneBook Contest
Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Entry Form and Rules

Submissions must include this form and two copies of the text. Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2017

Massachusetts Bay OneBook Prize Rules 2017
Massachusetts Bay OneBook Entry Form 2017

Below, in Word Format (works with Screen Reader)

Massachusetts Bay OneBook Prize Rules 2017
Massachusetts Bay OneBook Entry Form 2017

For more information about the OneBook Project at MassBay or details about upcoming events, please contact Dean of Humanities, Christopher La Barbera at clabarbera@massbay.edu


2016 OneBook Description:

Nathalia Holt’s Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the true stories of an elite group of young women — known as human “computers” — who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, illuminating both where we’ve been and the far reaches of space to which we’re heading.