What Students Will Be Reading: Campus Common Reading Roundup, 2020-21

By Luis Diaz | October 9 2020 | First-Year Reading

With the fall semester in full swing, colleges and universities around the country have announced their Common Reading books for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.  We’ve compiled a list of over 400 programs and their title selections, which you can download here: First-Year Reading 2020-21. We will continue to update this listing to provide the most comprehensive record of programs available anywhere and welcome information about titles and institutions we might have overlooked. Please feel free to contact us here with additional information.

 

University

Program Name

2020-2021

Albion College Common Reading Experience The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Allegheny College Allegheny Listens Common Reading Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
Amarillo College Common Reader Project Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
American University Writer as Witness Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
Appalachian State University Common Reading Program Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush
Arcadia University Summer Reading How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Arizona State University – West Campus Summer Community  Read Designing Your Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Assumption College First-Year Common Book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Auburn University Auburn Connects! Common Book Suspended
Auburn University Montgomery Connected Common Reading Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
Augustana College (IL) Augie Reads When the Emperor Was Divine, by Juile Otsuka
Austin Peay State University The Peay Read 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate, by Jullien Gordon & Patricia Hudak
Avila University First-Year Experience Common Read Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, by Jack Meyer
Baldwin Wallace University Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Bard College Language and Thinking Program An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, an Epic, by Daniel Mendelsohn
Bates College Common Reading “Dolores” (film)
Baylor University, Honors Program Freshman Reading Project The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic, by Steven Johnson
Bellarmine University Book in Common Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
Benedictine University Summer Reading The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us, by Nicholas Carr
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Common Read The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow
Bluffton University Summer Reading No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process, by Colin Beavan
Boston College Conversations in the First Year Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
Boston College – Woods College of Advancing Studies Manresa Experience Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bowie State University Freshman Seminar A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
Bowling Green State University Common Reading Suspended due to pandemic
Brandeis University New Student Forum First-Year Book Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom
Broward College College Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Bucknell University First-Year Common Reading What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Bunker Hill Community College One Book Program She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Butte College Book in Common [w/ CSU Chico] How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Cal State Polytechnic University Pomona Common Read The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, edited by Catherine Burns
California State University –  Fullerton One Book, One CSUF The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
California State University – Bakersfield One Book Project Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, by Claire L. Evans
California State University – Channel Islands Campus Reading Celebration Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, by Safiya Noble
California State University – Chico Book in Common [w/ Butte College] How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
California State University – East Bay Common Read Postponed
California State University – Los Angeles One Campus, One Book Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., by Luis J. Rodríguez
California State University – Maritime Common Reading Program Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
California State University – Monterey Bay Common Reading Experience How to Break Up with Your Phone, by Catherine Price
California State University – Northridge Freshman Common Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
California State University – Sacramento One Book Program There There, by Tommy Orange
California State University – San Marcos Common Read They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
Carlow University Common Reader Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Case Western Reserve University Common Reading Program The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss
Catawba College Common Summer Reading “Meno,” by Plato
Catawba Valley Community College Interdisciplinary Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Central Methodist University Freshman Community Read This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Chadron State College Common Reading Experience Suspended due to pandemic
Chesapeake College One Maryland One Book The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
Christian Brothers University Fresh Reads We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Clinton College Common Read Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Coastal Carolina Community College One Book, One Community Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption, by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo
Colgate University Colgate Community Reads Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
College of Charleston The College Reads! The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú
College of New Jersey Summer Reading Sweat, by Lynn Nottage
College of Southern Nevada One Book, One College The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by Jonathan Haidt
College of St. Scholastica Dignitas Summer Reading In the Night of Memory, by Linda LeGarde Grover
College of Wooster Summer Reading The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, by Jamil Zaki
Collin County Community College Book-in-Common The Leavers, by Lisa Ko
Colorado College Common Book Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Colorado School of Mines Mines Common Read Program suspended
Colorado State University Rams Read Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
Columbia College (MO) One Read A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
Columbus College of Art and Design (OH) First-Year Common Read They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, by Hanif Abdurraqib
Community College of Aurora Big Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Community College of Baltimore County Community Book Connection The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative, by Thomas King
Concordia College, Moorhead (MN) Summer Book Read Notes from a Young Black Chef, by Kwame Onwuachi
Concordia University, Texas Common Reader / Common Reading A Dream Called Home, by Reyna Grande
Connecticut College One Book, One Region Crazy Brave: A Memoire, Jo Harjo
Cornell University Community Book Read How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Cosumnes Community College One Book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Cottey College First-Year Seminary Common Reader Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Cuesta College Book of the Year The Honeybus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees, by Meredith May
CUNY Baruch College First Year Text There There, by Tommy Orange
CUNY City College Community Read The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
CUNY Queensborough Community College Common Read They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
Cuyahoga Community College Common Reading There There, by Tommy Orange
D’Youville College Common Read There There, by Tommy Orange
Davenport University First-Year Read Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits & Attitudes, by Tim Elmore
Davidson College Common Reading Book How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Defiance College First Year Common Read Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iverson
DePaul University – Honors Program Summer Common Read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Des Moines Area Community College One Book One College Suspended due to pandemic
Donnelly College Common Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Drake University Humanities Reads Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, by Jaron Lanier
Duke University Common Experience Summer Reading Program Know My Name, by Chanel Miller
East Carolina University Pirate Read The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, by Jamil Zaki
East Los Angeles College One Book, One College (OBOC) When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
East Stroudsburg University One Book, One Campus The Master Plan:  My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, by Chris Wilson and Bret Witter
Eastern Mennonite University EMU Common Read In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World, by Pádraig Ó Tuama
Eastern Michigan University Common Read Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, by Kevin Boyle
Eastfield College Common Book Tornado Season, by Courtney Craggett
Eckerd College Summer Reading Circe, by Madeline Miller
Elizabethtown College Open Book Inspirations: Selection from Classic Literature, edited by Paulo Coelho
Elms College Common Read / Common Reading Program Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Elon University Common Reading Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Evergreen State College Orientation Common Reading A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster, by Rebecca Solnit
Excelsior College Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Fashion Institute of Technology Common Read Program Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Flagler College Common Read / First Year Book / FYE Book The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
Florida College Common Reading “A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly,” by Edmund Burke
Florida International University FIU Common Reading A Dream Called Home, by Reyna Grande
Florida State College at Jacksonville Author Series Learning Community Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, by Emily Bernard
Fordham College – Lincoln Center First-Year Summer Read The Colossus of New York, by Colson Whitehead
Fordham University – Rose Hill First-Year Summer Read The Colossus of New York, by Colson Whitehead
Fullerton College One Book One College Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use, by Amanda Seales
George Mason University Mason|Reads Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game, by Abby Wambach
George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs First-Year Reading Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Georgetown University Marino Family International Writers’ Academic Workshop Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Georgia College & State University GC Reads Essay 1: “Escape the Echo Chamber,” by C Thi Nguyen

Essay 2: “The Myth of the Moral Middle,” by Tayari Jones

Essay 3: “Tell Me Where it Hurts,” by Nick Trout

Essay 4: “Attitude,” by Margaret Atwood

Essay 5: “How to Do What You Love,” by Paul Graham

Essay 6:” In Extremis,” by Nabeelah Jaffer

Essay 7: “Against Type,” by Jonathan Weber

Essay 8: “The King of the Birds,” by Flannery O’Connor

Essay 9: “This Is Water,” by David Foster Wallace

Essay 10:” Not Here to Make Friends,” by Roxanne Gay

Essay 11: “A Small Place,” by Jamaica Kincaid

Essay 12: “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,” by Alice Walker

Essay 13: “This Island Is Sinking,” by Justin Worland

Essay 14: “Righteous Incivility”, by Amy Olberding

Essay 15:” My Demons and My Dog and This Anxiety and That Noise,” by Hanif Abdurraqib

Georgia Southern University Common Read Normal Sucks:  How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney
Goucher College Summer Reading Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
Grinnell College Common Reading Suspended due to pandemic
Gustavus Adolphus College Reading in Common Program Mom’s Cancer, by Brian Fies
Guttman Community College, CUNY Summer Bridge Common Read Dominicana, by Angie Cruz and “City Limits,” by Colson Whitehead
Harding University Harding Read View From the Top: An Inside Look at How People In Power See and Shape the World, by Michael Lindsay
Harvard College Common Reading The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate, by  David Archer or Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway  orFlight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver or Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram
Hawkeye Community College Hawkeye Reads The Martian, by Andy Weir
Henderson State University Reddie Read Program The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Hesston College Community Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Hiram College First Year Common Reading Trashed, by Derf Backderf
Hofstra University Common Reading No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, by Greta Thunberg
Hope College “Big Read” Holland Area Community In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Howard Community College Book Connection Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Illinois Central College One Book One College Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Illinois College Summer Common Reading Call Me American, by Abdi Nor Iftin
Illinois Wesleyan University Summer Reading Program What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Indiana University – School of Medicine Common Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Indiana University Northwest One Book…One Campus…One Community  The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, by Amitav Ghosh
Indiana University Southeast Common Experience Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage, by Dianne D. Glave
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business Common Read Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Jacksonville State University JSU Reads Listening Is an Act of Love, edited by Dave Isay
Johns Hopkins University Common Question “What Is the Common Good?” 17 selected essays and videos
Johnson County Community College Common Read Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh
Kalamazoo College Summer Common Reading And It Begins Like This, by LaTanya McQueen
Kansas State University K-State Book Network’s Common Reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Kent State University Common Reading Suspended due to pandemic
Lackawanna College Lackawanna Reads One Book, One College Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul, by Brian C. Johnson
Lackawanna College Community Reading Book The Book of Delights: Essays, by Ross Gay
Lake Forest College Common Read How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Lansing Community College One Book One LCC Suspended due to pandemic
Lansing Community College Beyond the Book: The Diversity Common Reading Program We Should All be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and There There, by Tommy Orange and From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, by Caitlin Doughty and The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin
Le Moyne College Summer Common Reading Assignment “Sonny’s Blues,” by James Baldwin
Lehigh University Summer Reading Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Lewis and Clark College Common Reading A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home, edited by Nicole Chung and Mensah Demary
Lewis University First Year Common Reader Texts on Social Justice in Our Times (compilation)
Lipscomb University LIGHT Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Lone Star College – University Park ReadUP! Team Human, by Douglas Rushkoff
Los Angeles Valley College One Book, One College Eating Animals, by Jonathan Foer
Louisiana State University Honors College Summer Shared Read The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, by Jeff Goodell
Lourdes University Common Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Loyola Marymount University LMU Common Book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, by Hanif Abdurraqib
Loyola University Chicago First-Year Text Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
Loyola University Maryland Common Text Program Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
Luther College Summer Reading The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Maine College of Art Common Reading How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Manchester Community College Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Manhattanville College First-Year Common Read A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir, by Daisy Hernández
Mansfield University Summer Reading The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Marist College Common Reading Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, by Joshua A. Douglas
Maryville University Maryville Reads Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Reads There There, by Tommy Orange
Meredith College Summer Reading Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley (MO) Common Read Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother, by Sonia Nazario
Metropolitan State University Denver 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform Sabrina & Corina, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Miami University Summer Reading Program Suspended due to pandemic
Michigan State University One Book, One Community Suspended due to pandemic
Michigan State University – James Madison Residential College JMC Summer Reading Suspended due to pandemic
Michigan Tech Summer Reading The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel
Middle Tennessee State University Summer Reading Program What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Midway University Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, by Brené Brown
Millersville University of PA One Book One Campus The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris
Minnesota State University – Moorhead One Book, One Community Suspended due to pandemic
Mississippi State University Maroon Edition—MSU Common Reading Project Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, by Conor Grennan
Mississippi University for Women Common Reading Initiative Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Missouri State University Common Reader Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Monmouth College (IL) ILA Summer Reading Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education, by Matthew L. Sanders
Montana State University Common Reading Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, by Sarah Vowell
Montcalm Community College MCC Reads and One Book One County Running with Sherman: The Donkey with a Heart of a Hero, by Christopher McDougall
Moorpark College One Campus, One Book Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Moraine Valley Community College One Book, One College 1919, by Eve L. Ewing
Moravian College Common Reading Program We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, by Jonathan Safron Foer
Mount Holyoke College Common Read “The 1619 Project,” New York Times Magazine
Muhlenberg College Summer Reading Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Nassau Community College Common Reading Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
New York University NYU Reads Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Nichols College Nichols Reads Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football, by John Urshel and Linda Thomas
North Carolina A&T State University Text-in-Community Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott
North Carolina State University Common Reading Program Suspended due to pandemic
North Dakota State University One Book, One Community The Lager Queen of Minnesota, by J. Ryan Stradal
North Idaho College NIC Common Reading Program: Cardinal Reads Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, by Virginia Eubanks
North Iowa Area Community College Common Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
North Lake College Blazer Common Book Notes from a Young Black Chef, by Kwame Onwuachi
Northeastern State University Common Read Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter
Northeastern University First Pages Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
Northern Illinois University First Year Common Reading Experience When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matters Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Northern Michigan Univeristy Two Books Two Communities The Women of the Copper Country, by Mary Doria Russell and To the Copper Country, by Barbara Carney-Coston
Northern State University Common Read Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, by Chris Arnade
Northern Vermont University  – Johnson Common Reading Initiative Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice, by Gail Bush and Randy Meyer
Northwestern University One Book, One Northwestern Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Norwich University First Read The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Notre Dame of Maryland University Common Reading Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II,  by Liza Mudy
Oakland University – Honors College Common Read / HC 1000 To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret, by Jedidiah Jenkins and Song for a Whale, by  Lynne Kelly
Occidental College First-Year Summer Reading • “1619—Episode 1: The Fight for a True Democracy,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times [podcast]

• “Heads of the Colored People: Four Fancy Sketches, Two Chalk Outlines, and No Apology,” from Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson

• “On Being White. . . And Other Lies,” from Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White, by James Baldwin

• “Humility’s Wisdom,” from  Ethical Ambition: Living A Life of Meaning and Worth, by Derrick Bell

• “Chapter 6,” from Becoming, by Michelle Obama

• “COVID-19 and Workers at Risk: Examining the Long-Term Care Workforce,” by Sarah True; Juliette Cubanski; Rachel Garfield; Matthew Rae; Gary Claxton; Priya Chidambaram; and Kendal Orgera.

• “Manhattan is a Lenape Word,” from Postcolonial Love Poem,  by Natalie Diaz

• “The Urgency of Intersectionality,” by Kimberlé Crenshaw, TedWomen, [Video].

• “Manhattan is a Lenape Word,” by Natalie Diaz, Mellon Foundation [Video]

Occidental College Community Book Program Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson
Ohio Northern University Campus Common Reading A multi-faceted exploration of mindsets, growth and learning. You will have a chance to participate in innovative welcome online activities, view a few TED Talks, read essays, and discuss what you have learned with faculty, staff, students.

The welcome activity is a 30-minute online program that includes survey questions, short reading passages, and brief reflection exercises. Along with the online welcome activity, you will be reading a variety of short texts about growth, learning, resilience, and college life.

Ohio State University – Newark One Book, One Community / Buckeye Book Community Program suspended
Otterbein University Common Book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones
Owensboro Community & Tech. College Common Reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson and Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s, by John Elder Robison
Pacific Lutheran University Common Reading The Hate U  Give, by Angie Thomas
Pacific University FYS Summer Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Palm Beach State College Common Reader There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, by Mike Berners-Lee
Pennsylvania College of Health Science Common Read When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Reads The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness, by Emily Esfahani Smith
Pennsylvania State University – Altoona Common Read The Memory Police, by Yoko Ogawa
Pennsylvania State University – Berks Common Reading Program Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth
Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg Penn State Harrisburg Reads Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
Pennsylvania State University – New Kensington First-Year Summer Reading “The Legacy of the Pandemic: 11 Ways it Will Change the Way We Live,” Vox, April 22, 2020
Piedmont Virginia Community College One Book Project How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Pierce College One Book, One Campus A People’s History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation, Howard Zinn
Polk State College Common Read Program American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, by America Ferrera
Post University Common Read Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Princeton University Student Common Read Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie Glaude, Jr. and Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, by Imani Perry
Princeton University Princeton Pre-Read This America: The Case for the Nation, by Jill Lepore
Providence College Common Reading Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Purdue University Big Read Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik
Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus One Book One Community The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice, by Anthony Ray Hinton
Queens University of Charlotte The Common Read Program Leadership: In Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Ramapo College of New Jersey FYS Summer Reading Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Reed College Welcome to Reed Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
Regis College Common Reading Program Life is Beautiful (film) and 13th (film)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Community Read How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Rhode Island College Open Books-Open Minds There There, by Tommy Orange
Rider University Shared Read Program Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
Rivier University One Book, One Campus The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, edited by Catherine Burns
Roger Williams University Common Reading Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Danielle Allen
Roosevelt University – Institute for Continued Learning ICL Read Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Common Read Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
Rowan College of South Jersey (formerly Cumberland County College) One Book, One College Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and Mother’s Will to Survive,
Russell Sage College Summer Reading The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, edited by Catherine Burns
Rutgers University, Camden Rutgers Reads “The 1619 Project,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Rutgers University, SAS Honors Program Summer Reading Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Saddleback College One Book, One College Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Saint Joseph’s University SJU Reads “The 1619 Project,” by The New York Times
Saint Martin’s University Freshman Seminar Book in Common There There, by Tommy Orange
Saint Michael’s College Common Text Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship, by Michelle Kuo
Salem State University First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s, by John Elder Robison
Sam Houston State University Common Reader Program American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, by America Ferrera
San Antonio College Common Read The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, edited by Catherine Burns
San Jose State University SJSU Reading Program What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Scripps College Summer Read More than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), by Elaine Welteroth
Seattle University Common Text 11 Essays                                                                          1. “Allegories on Race and Racism,” by Camara Jones

2. “Is ‘Race Science’ Making a Comeback?” by Angela Saini

3. “Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Higher Ed,” by Russell McClain

4. “What Is Owed,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones

5. “Racism, the Immigration Enforcement Regime, and the Implications for Racial Inequality in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults,” by Elizabeth Aranda and Elizabeth Vaquera

6. “The Police Killings No One Is Talking About,” by Stephanie Woodard

7. “The Model Minority Trap,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

8. “Facing Racism,” by Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Sangsuk Sylvia Kang, and Haruka

9. “Examining Racial Disparities Observed During Coronavirus Pandemic,” by Rachel Martin

10. “This Is What an Antiracist America Would Look Like. How Do We Get There?” by Ibram X. Kendi

11. “Racism, Immigration and Ally-ship,” Jose Antonio Vargas interview with Karen Hunter and Drew McCaskill

Seton Hall University Summer Reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth
Sewanee The University of the South Common Book Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Shepherd University Common Reading Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time, by Andrew Forsthoefel
Siena College Summer Reading For First Year Seminar Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Siena Heights University Common Reading Experience Suspended due to pandemic
Simmons University First Year Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Skidmore College Summer Reading Program Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang
Smith College Smith Reads Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Somerset Community College SCC Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
South Dakota State University Common Read There There, by Tommy Orange
Southeastern Louisiana University Common Read Life of the Party: Poems, by Olivia Gatwood
Southern Methodist University Common Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
St. Bonaventure University All Bonaventure Reads I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
St. Edward’s University Common Read Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms, by Hannah Fry
St. Olaf College Common Read Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel
St. Petersburg College SPC Reads Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Stanford University Three Books Program Grit: The Power and Passion of Perserverance, by Angela Duckworth and Selected Readings on Race, Class, and Education, by Multiple authors and Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Stevens Institute of Technology First Year Reading Program What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Stockton University Freshman Common Reading Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
Stony Brook University First-Year Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
SUNY Binghamton Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson  and 13th (documentary)
SUNY Brockport Freshman Summer Reading Program Storytelling. Through various platforms, we will be sharing stories of community, perseverance, advocacy, and passion.
SUNY Geneseo Common Summer Book Read March: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
SUNY New Paltz One Book, One New Paltz Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
SUNY Oneonta Common Read The 57 Bus, by Dashka Slater
SUNY Onondaga Community College Common Read Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney
SUNY Oswego Oswego Reading Initiative There There, by Tommy Orange
Susquehanna University Common Reading Program Curiosity: Susquehanna University Common Reading Anthology 2020-2021
Sussex County Community College Campus Novel The Martian, by Andy Weir
Syracuse University Syracuse Reads Program Program suspended
Tarrant County College-Northwest Campus The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Temple University Freshman Summer Reading Project How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Texas A&M International University Common Read That’s That: A Memoir, by Colin Broderick
Texas A&M University – Galveston Inferior, by Angela Saini
Texas A&M University – San Antonio Common Reading Experience Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, by Joshua A. Douglas
Texas A&M University – Texarkana Common Reading Experience “The Southern Experience,” collection of articles and chapters
Texas Christian University TCU Common Reading Suspended due to pandemic
Texas State University Common Reading American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, by America Ferrera
Texas Woman’s University Book-in-Common Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
The Citadel Summer Reading Program A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin
The College of New Jersey Summer Reading Sweat, by Lynn Nottage
The University of Akron Common Reading Program Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, by David Sheff
The University of Scranton Royal Reads Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, by Father Gregory Boyle
Thomas College Common Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Tiffin University Freshman Reading Program The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Towson University – Honors College Honors College Read Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Trinity University Reading TUgether The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Trinity Washington University Trinity Reads How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Tulane University Tulane Reading Project The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom
United States Air Force Academy Common Read Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa Common Book Read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Honors College Common Book Experience Copperhead, by Alexi Zentner
University of Alaska, Southeast One Campus, One Book If Our Bodies Could Talk:  Operating and Maintaining a Human Body, by James Hamblin
University of Arizona, Honors Program Common Reading Program The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville One Book One Community Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting Pot Cuisine, by Edward Lee
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith Big Read Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
University of California, Berkeley On the Same Page Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
University of California, Davis Campus Community Book Project Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me, by Ellen Forney
University of California, Irvine UCI Great Big Read There There, by Tommy Orange
University of California, Los Angeles Common Experience “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix)
University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Reads Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush
University of California, Santa Cruz The Deep Read There There, by Tommy Orange
University of California, Santa Cruz – Cowell College Summer Reading Island of a Thousand Mirrors, by Nayomi Munaweera and Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis and “The Moral Instinct”, by Steven Pinker (an essay)
University of California, Santa Cruz – Crown College Summer Reading Assignment Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds, by Mary Shelley
University of California, Santa Cruz – Kresge College Summer Reading Assignment Mortimer Adler, “How to Mark a Book”   Purdue University Academic Success Center, “Improving note-taking skills”   David Bartholomae, Anthony Petrosky, and Stacey Waite. “Introduction: Ways of Reading.”     Eric Liu, “How to Get Power”, in We Humans     Eric Liu, “Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power” [~17” video lecture], in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading        bell hooks, “Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education,” in Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory       Reyna Grande, excerpts from A Dream Called Home. New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2018. pp. 3-47 [44 pages]
University of California, Santa Cruz – Merrill College Summer Reading Assignment • Read The New York Times                                        

• “Metacognition Is Not Cognition,” by Howard Tinberg  • “Who Gets to Graduate?” by  Paul Tough                  

• “The Effort Effect,” by Marina Krakovsky

University of California, Santa Cruz – Oakes College Summer Reading Project The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
University of Chicago – Harris Public Policy Common Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Dallas UD Reads The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
University of Delaware First Year Common Reader Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
University of Denver One Book, One DU How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
University of Evansville, Honors Program Common Read Experience Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother’s Will to Survive, by Stephanie Land
University of Hawaii  at Manoa Common Read Program The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, by John M. Barry
University of Houston Provost Summer Read Program Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
University of Houston – Clear Lake Common Reader Program The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
University of Houston – Downtown Freshman Common Reader Program Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle
University of Idaho Common Read The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
University of Iowa One Community, One Book A Place for Us, by Fatima Farheen Mirza
University of Kansas KU Common Books Suspended
University of Kansas Medical Center One Book The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir, by Steffanie Strathdee
University of Kentucky – Lewis Honors College HON 101 / Common Reading Experience The Book of Delights: Essays, by Ross Gay     
University of La Verne One Book, One University Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, by Mira Jacob
University of Louisiana – Monroe Summer Reading Program This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
University of Maine, Honors College Honors Read Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
University of Mary Washington Common Read Podcasts that discuss a pandemic and the civil rights movement.
University of Maryland First Year Book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
University of Maryland, Baltimore County New Student Book Experience Suspended
University of Miami One Book, One U So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
University of Michigan – Dearborn Community Read How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
University of Michigan – Flint Common Read Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
University of Michigan, Engineering Engineering Common Reading Experience Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iverson
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities CEHD Reads Moving Up Without Losing Your Way:  The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility, by Jennifer Morton
University of Mississippi Common Reading Experience What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Missouri – Kansas City First Semester Experience Hag-Seed, by Margaret Atwood
University of Missouri – St. Louis Common Read Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, by Angela Y. Davis
University of Missouri,  Honors College Honors College One Read What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Missouri, Law School Mizzou Law One Read So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
University of Missouri, School of Medicine Common Read Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, by Augustus A. White
University of Montana Griz Reads Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear, by Bryce Andrews
University of Mount Olive Common Reading The Hundred Story Home, by Kathy Izard
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Common Reader for COLA 100E Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
University of North Alabama One Book Initiative Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of North Carolina – Asheville Summer Reading Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
University of North Carolina – Charlotte Common Reading Experience The 57 Bus, by Dashka Slater
University of Northern Iowa President’s Diversity Common Read So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
University of Notre Dame – Glynn Family Honors Program Summer Reading The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America, by Sarah Igo and
University of Oregon Common Reading 1619 Project, The New York Times
University of Pennsylvania Penn Reading Project • “My Dungeon Shook (A Letter to My Nephew),” by James Baldwin (from A Fire Next Time)

• “Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania,” by Benjamin Franklin

• “The Purpose of Education,” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

• “Home,” by Toni Morrison (from The Source of Self-Regard)

• “Song of Parkland” (directed by Amy Schatz)

University of Pittsburgh Common Reading Program How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
University of Pittsburgh – Bradford Common Read The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
University of Richmond One Book, One Richmond Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, by Eric Klinenberg
University of Saint Joseph Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of Saint Mary Common Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
University of San Diego Just Read! Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America, by Conor Dougherty
University of South Alabama Common Read Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
University of South Carolina First-Year Reading Experience Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of South Carolina Upstate PREFACE Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of South Dakota – Honors Program Honors First-Year Reading Project What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Tennessee – Martin Common Read Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
University of Texas at Austin Freshman Reading Round-Up Multiple Books
University of Texas at Austin – Honors Program Plan II Honors Program Where We Come From, by Oscar Cásares
University of Texas at Tyler Common Reading Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
University of Vermont – Honors College First-Year Summer Reading • Honors College – The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic: And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, by Steven Johnson
University of Virginia – Curry School of Education Curry Common Read The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Jack
University of Wisconsin – Madison Go Big Read Parkland: Birth of a Movment, Dave Cullen
Utah State University Common Literature Experience Suspended
Utah Valley University Freshman Reading Program The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton
Vanderbilt University Commons Reading The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dolly Chugh
Vassar College Common Reading Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Ventura College One Book, One Campus How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
Victor Valley College One Book, One College Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
Villanova University One Book Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Villanova University – School of Business Read to Lead Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight
Virginia Commonwealth University Common Reading One Person No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying our Democracy, by Carol Anderson
Viterbo University First Year Student Common Read When the Emperor Was Divine, by Juile Otsuka
Wagner College Summer Reading Assignment Non-Stop Metropolis:  A New York City Atlas, by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Shapiro
Wallace State Community College Common Read Initiative The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
Wartburg College Knight Reading Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future, by Mary Robinson
Washburn University iRead A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican, by David Golland
Washington College First Year Book Program Suspended
Washington State University WSU Common Reading Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Washington State University – Tri-Cities Common Reading Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noa
Washington State University – Vancouver Freshman Common Read / Common Reading Program Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Washington University in St. Louis Common Reading Program Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
Wesleyan University First Year Matters Common Experience This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis (documentary)
West Texas A&M University Readership WT
West Virginia University Campus Read The Girl Who Smiled Beads, by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Western Carolina University One Book The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman
Western New England University Summer Reading Assignment What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Westfield State University First-Year READ Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World, by Justin Lee
Westminster College (MO) One Read A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
Westminster College (PA) The Next Chapter: First Year Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Westmont College Westmont Summer Reads The Book of Proverbs  and “What No One Ever Tells you about Thriving in College,” Sruti Bandlamuri
Whitman College Common Read How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Wichita State University WSU Reads Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas, by Mark E. McCormick
William Woods University One Read A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
Williams College Williams Reads Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation, edited by H. Melt
Winona State University WSU Common Book Project Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, by Dan-El Padilla Peralta
Winthrop University Common Book Project The Girl Who Smiled Beads, by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil