Common Read

Common Read 2022-2023


book cover of how we show up Through research, interviews, and stories of lived experience, How We Show Up returns us to our inherent connectedness where we find strength, safety, and support in vulnerability and generosity, in asking for help, and in being accountable. Showing up—literally and figuratively—points us toward the promise of our collective vitality and leads us to the liberated wellbeing we all want.

Past Common Read Titles

Past Common Read Titles and Authors by Year
Year Title Author
2020-22 postponed due to the shut down of campus operations
2019-20 Callings Dave Isay
2018-19 A Selfish Plan to Change the World Justin Dillon
2017-18 In the Country We Love Diane Guerrero
2016-17 Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant José Ángel Navejas
2015-16 On the Run Alice Goffman
2014-15 She's Not There Jennifer Finley Boylan
2013-14 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
2012-13 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
2011-12 Live from Fresno y Los Stephen D. Gutierrez
2009-10 Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Barack Obama
2008-09 Paper Daughter M. Elaine Mar
2007-08 Not a Genuine Black Man Brian Copeland
2006-07 Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
2005-06 A Lesson Before Dying Earnest J. Gaines
2004-05 Hunger of Memory Richard Rodriguez