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One College One Book: Welcome


Welcome to "One College, One Book" 2016!

Each year, Rasmussen College students, faculty, and staff who are online and at all campuses and offices have an opportunity to unite by reading the same book! The One College, One Book program encourages lively discussion on a variety of topics, promotes recreational reading, and raises diversity awareness. This year's theme is "Educating to Erase Racism.​"

Meet the Author


 Currently, Coates serves as a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he has published groundbreaking articles on race and racism including “The Case for Reparations.” His writings have also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly. Coates received a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015. Between the World and Me was awarded the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.​ He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me. 

Between the World and Me

This Year's Book

We invite you to join us this quarter in exploring:

 Between the World and Me


by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

This event starts now!  We encourage you to download the eBook or eAudiobook from our library via the Cloud Library. Instructions for logging in and downloading eBooks from this database are available here:

Look on the One College One Book bookshelf in the Featured Area.


Recommended Reading

Articles and Court Opinions


 Massie, V.M.(2016, June 20). You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent.Retrieved from:


Utah v. Strieff, No. No. 14–1373. (June 20, 2016). Retrieved from 


Check out these books in our eBook Collections!