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One Book, One Community 2019: Welcome


Coastal Carolina Community College and Onslow County Public Library are excited to come together to host a One Book, One Community yearlong program of events centered around a common book and theme. The book selected for 2019-2020 is Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin. The author tells his incredible story living as a refugee in war-torn Somalia and his extraordinary journey to come to America to live in peace, work hard, and most importantly, become an American citizen. Our hope is that each community member who connects with Abdi's story will be inspired to embrace their own personal journey. Please click the tabs above to learn more!

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Author Visit

​Because of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and recommendations, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone Abdi Nor Iftin’s visit to Jacksonville on April 22nd. We are in discussion with Penguin Random House Speaker’s Bureau about a rescheduled date in late August or early September. Keep checking the OBOC webpage for updates! 

Thank You to the Following Sponsors:
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.
Tau Omega Omega Chapter, Jacksonville

The College Foundation

Coastal Carolina CC Faculty and Staff
East Carolina Gastroenterology
Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Onslow County Public Library

Image courtesy of Ben McCanna/

View photos of Abdi's Naturalization Ceremony

Click below to listen to the February 7, 2020 NPR broadcast, three weeks after Abdi's naturalization ceremony.

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2019-2020 Book Choice