The Community Book Connection

Each year the college selects a book that it recommends to the community. Students are urged to read the book and faculty members are urged to include it or selections from it in their courses. A series of cultural and academic activities—films, plays, dance performances, debates, panels, and lectures—are organized to support the project. The goals of the Community Book Connection are to enhance student and community learning, to strengthen our common human and intellectual bonds; and to demonstrate the many ways that classroom learning is deeply connected to our lives in the everyday world.

Who We Are

The Community Book Connection is a faculty-initiated program designed and organized by people who believe that classroom learning is linked to real-life social issues and concerns. We strive to demonstrate--through our reading choices, lesson plans, extracurricular programs, and relationships with students and community-- the vital, exciting connections between literacy, education, and social awareness. We believe that we are all learners, and that education is a critical factor in creating a just society in which human creative potential is fully realized. And we believe that critical, engaged reading continues to play a central role in the educational process. We are grateful for the funding and support that we receive through the CCBC Office of Instruction.

We invite you to share your talent and ideas and to become involved in the program. Contact anyone on this list below to ask questions or get more information on the Community Book Connection.

Director of CBC:
Dr. Kim Jensen

Campus Coordinators:
Professor Jackie Scott, Catonsville (
Professor Carr Kizzier, Essex (
Professor Anne Chamberlain, Dundalk (

CBC Web Librarians:
Professor Sharon Casey, librarian
Professor Debra Sambuco, librarian

Website Administrator:
Lowell Yukna

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