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What College Students Read During the Summer

By Andy | July 26, 2017


During the summer, many colleges assign books to read for their incoming freshman and other interested students. Here are a few identified by Dana Golstein in her New York Times article on 7/1/17.

DB82201 Between the World and Me by TA-Nehisi Coates – “essayistic exploration of violence done to the black male body in America”  (available as digital cartridge or downloadable)

DB81184 Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine – ” a book of poetry which recounts the slights and verbal aggression that make up the daily experiences of racism” (available as digital cartridge or downloadable)

DB83433 Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt – “[story] about a transgender teenager” (available as digital cartridge or downloadable)

DB85796 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – “explores issues of social breakdown among working-class [families]” (available as digital cartridge or downloadable)

DB77770 The Circle by Dave Eggers – ” a novel about a young woman drawn into the nefarious practices of the global tech company for which she works” (available as digital cartridge or downloadable)

DB85212 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  (my selection) – ” a third generation slave, flees the plantation where she lives” (available as digital cartridge or downloadable)

 

 

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