One Book One College

Cumberland County College unites in encouraging reading as a life-long and pleasurable experience. Each year a book is selected for the College community to read with the goal of creating a reading community and fostering reading for enjoyment, critical thinking, global awareness and multicultural understanding.


Academic Year 2009-10:
Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say
By Amy Hill Hearth

"Inspired by the discovery of a Lenni-Lenape ancestor, Hearth (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years)explores contemporary Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape history and culture through the life story of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould. This fascinating account examines how Strong Medicine's multiethnic community, tied together by Lenni-Lenape ancestry, endeavored over decades to establish their sovereignty, which they formally asserted in 1978 with the incorporation of 'The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey.'" John Burch Library Journal