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One Book, One Richmond

One Book, One Richmond is a campus-wide effort that encourages students, staff, faculty, and members of the Richmond community to read and discuss a selected book on a social justice issue. Events and programs on various themes found in the selected text are offered throughout the academic year and are open to all members of the UR community unless otherwise noted.

All We Can Save

2021–22 Selection

The One Book, One Richmond Committee is delighted to announce that the 2021-22 book selection is All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson.

All We Can Save is an anthology of writings by 60 women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, co-host of the Spotify/ Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet, and co-creator of the Blue New Deal

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and homegrown Atlantan, named one of 15 “women who will save the world” by Time magazine. Her writings include The Drawdown Review, the New York Times best-seller Drawdown, and Between God & Green.

Praise for the Book

“Women of all backgrounds—artists, writers, scientists, policy makers, and others—are at the forefront of climate action, and with this exquisite anthology, marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and editor-in-chief of Project Drawdown, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, bring their voices together.”
 — LitHub

“A mosaic that honors the complexity of the climate crisis like few, if any, books on the topic have done yet … a feast of ideas and perspectives, setting a big table for the climate movement, declaring all are welcome.” — Rolling Stone



“A welcome anthology, in prose and verse, of women’s writings on climate change … A well-curated collection with many ideas for ways large and small to save the planet.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?” — The New York Times

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