Time to vote for the CCBC Community Book for the 2021-2022 academic year!


To read selections from these books, click on the image and it will lead to the Amazon page where you can read more about the book.

To read the CBC proposal for each book, please click on the title, which will lead to the proposal form.


Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm
by Thich Nhat Han



“Fear has countless faces: from the fear of failure to worries about everyday life, from financial or environmental uncertainties to the universal despair we all experience when faced by the loss of a friend or loved one. Even when surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, life can feel incomplete when fear keeps us focused on the past and worried about the future. While we all experience fear, it is possible to learn how to avoid having our lives shaped and driven by it. In these pages, Thich Nhat Hanh offers us a timeless path for living fearlessly.”


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert



The Sixth Extinction is riveting journalism focused on the reasons for the Anthropocene extinction event. These include (but are not limited to) climate change, habitat destruction, and over-harvesting. This book is readable and full of information that even non-scientists enjoy. It is engaging and relevant, focusing on current and important issues. While it is a book about environmental science, it can also be incorporated into many disciplines including Statistics, Philosophy, Ethics, Political Science, Biology, Ecology, Academic Literacy, ACDV, Journalism, Social Sciences, History, English, the Fine and Performing Arts, and more.