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One Book One LCC

Read. Engage. Grow.

One Book One LCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook Book Cover

by Malcolm Gladwell

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Available in print or on Kindle.

Borrow From Another Library

Request a copy from another Library through MelCat (7-10 days for delivery) or check out a book from a public library in your community.

Outliers Research Guide

Use the Outliers research guide to learn more about the book and explore related themes.

Assignment Ideas Bank

Have an idea for integrating Outliers and into the classroom? Share your ideas in the One Book One LCC Ideas Bank.

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Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Steering committee

Program Coordination

Susan Murphy
Reference and Instruction Librarian

Vince Thurman
Coordinator, Centre for Engaged Inclusion

Committee Members

Patti Ayers
Student Life and Leadership

David Barker

Eileen Berry
LCC East

Meg Elias
Biology Program Faculty

Nick Evans

Reid Felsing
Paralegal Program Faculty 

McKenzie Firstbrook

Jay Hansor

Anne Heutsche
History Program Faculty  

Nan Jackson
Math Program Faculty

Robin Pizzo
CCAMPIS Grant Program Director & Student Success Coach

Susan Serafin
English Program Faculty

Pamela Smith
Sociology Program Faculty

Karen Tommasulo

Margo Whalen

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