Academic | Reading Programs

The following titles were adopted by schools for First Year Experience and Campus-Wide Reading programs.

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A School for My Village
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
Florida Atlantic University, Schoolcraft College

Battle Dress
Amy Efaw
Iowa Wesleyan

Bonobo Handshake
Vanessa Woods
SUNY Oswego

Boy's Own Story, A
Edmund White
Ursinus College

Braindead Megaphone, The
George Saunders
University of West Florida

Brief Tour of Human Consciousness
V.S Ramachandran
UC San Diego (Warren College)

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
Middlebury College, Nova Southeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Cellist of Sarajevo, The
Steven Galloway
Washington University

Ellen Shell Ruppel
Lawrence University

Color of Water, The
James McBride
Messiah College, Monroe County Community College

Dragon House
John Shors
Bridgewater State College, Cabrini College

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
ZZ Packer
University in West Georgia

Dumbest Generation, The
Mark Bauerlein
Guilford Technical Community College

Everything Matters!
Ron Currie
University of Toledo

Farm City
Novella Carpenter
Cuesta College

Freedom Summer
Bruce Watson
Lousiana State Baton Rouge Honor College

Ghost Map, The
Steven Johnson
Beloit College

Girl in Translation
Jean Kwok
Chester College of New England, Maryville University

Harvest of Empire
Juan Gonzalez
University of Texas

Help, The
Kathryn Stockett
Humboldt State & College of the Redwoods, Mercyhurst College, State Fair Community College, Sussex County Community College

Here Comes Everybody
Clay Shirky
Western Illinois University

How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?
Moustafa Bayoumi
UNC Charlotte, University of La Verne, University of South Carolina

How Starbucks Saved My Life
Michael Gates Gill
Mohawk Valley Community College

How to Read the Air
Dinaw Mengestu
Georgetown University

In the Neighborhood
Peter Lovenheim
Becker College

Kite Runner, The
Khaled Hosseini
Bowie State, University of Louisiana

Legend of Colton H. Bryant, The
Alexandra Fuller
Marietta College

Life is So Good
George Dawson
Eastfield College

Life of Galileo, The
Bertolt Brecht
University of South Florida

Life on the Color Line
Gregory Howard Williams
Cal State U Channel Islands

Listening Is An Act of Love
Dave Isay
Butler University, Cornell College, Middle Tennessee

Geraldine Brooks
Stanford University

Ally Condie
Simmons College

Moby Dick
Herman Melville
St. Joseph's College, UC Santa Barbara

My Freshman Year
Rebekah Nathan
Eastern Michigan University

My Grandfather's Blessings
Rachel Naomi Remen
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Omnivore's Dilemma, The
Michael Pollan
Drew University

Pact, The
Sampson Davis
Lincoln Uninversity

Question of Freedom
A, R. Dwayne Betts
Bronx Community College

Reality is Broken
Jane McGonigal
Marquette University, University of Pennsylvania

Rooftops of Tehran
Mahbod Seraji
Earlham College

Sarah Canary
Karen Joy Fowler
Trinity University

Soloist, The
Steve Lopez
Austin Peay State, Christian Brothers University

The Meaning of Matthew
Judy Shepard
SUNY Buffalo

Thousand Splendid Suns, A
Khaled Hosseini
Mount Union University

Kurt Vonnegut
Immaculata University

Tortilla Curtain
T.C Boyle
University of Arizona, Westminster College

Translation Nation
Hector Tobar
University of Texas Brownsville

What Type Am I?
Renee Baron
Southeastern University

Whole New Mind, A
Daniel H. Pink
Ringling College of Art and Design

Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Fairmont State



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