One Campus One Book


Los Angeles | urban experience | demographics

1992 Los Angeles riots | race relations | gangs in LA

Central American Diaspora | immigration | return migration

U.S. involvement in Latin America | School of the Americas

State-sponsored terrorism

Guatemala | Maya

Latin American politics | social movements

Violence and its effects


Forgiveness | reconciliation | peace | revenge

Body art


Project Contacts

Members of the California State University, Los Angeles academic community are invited to read The Tattooed Soldier by Hector Tobar, the book selected for 2008-2009 One Campus, One Book CSULA project. This is the first book in our series.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate study of the themes of the book into the curriculum and campus events throughout the year. We think that this novel offers opportunities for intellectual engagement as it extends the activities on campus. The book has many themes and is teachable from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

The following web pages were developed by the University Library with contributions from many faculty. This is a growing project that will include a list of themes, resources, and campus activities related to the book. Major activity will be focused in Winter Quarter, 2009. The Tattooed Soldier will be available at the University Bookstore at a 30% discount.

Please encourage faculty, staff and students to join in this common reading experience.