Open Books - Open Minds
Please join the Summer Reading Group!
All are welcome for a conversation about Between the World and Me in Adams Library 401 from 10:00-11:50 a.m. on Thursday July 27.
Thank you to all who voted!
The Open Books-Open Minds Committee is pleased to announce that the
2017-2018 Common Book is:
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history. In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Coates shares with his son--and readers--the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
Reference Department student assistant,
Hector Nunez in the OBOM Book Nook
OBOM Book Nook
Stop by the library to browse in the OBOM Book Nook. We have copies of Between the World and Me and all ten shortlisted books for your reading pleasure! The OBOM committee welcomes your feedback on these selections as we narrow the list for campus-wide voting, which opens at the end of the fall semester.
Please follow this link to cast your vote by March 15, 2018: