Common Read 2020-2021
UPDATEThe selection of a new book for the 2020-2021 academic year has been postponed due to the shut down of normal campus operations that resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Common Read 2019-2020
Common Read: CALLINGS, The PURPOSE and PASSION of WORK by Dave Isay
The 2019-2020 Common Read book that the CSU East Bay Common Read team has selected is Callings, by Dave Isay.
From the back cover: In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a young age, other later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Together they demonstrate how work can be about more than making a living, that chasing dreams can transform a job into a calling.
An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.
Past Common Read Titles
|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|
|2008-9||Paper Daughter||M. Elaine Mar|
|2007-8||Not a Genuine Black Man||Brian Copeland|
|2006-7||Kite Runner||Khaled Hosseini|
|2005-6||A Lesson Before Dying||Earnest J. Gaines|
|2004-5||Hunger of Memory||Richard Rodriguez|