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Common Reading 2016-17: Between the World and Me

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2016-2017 Common Reading Selection

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

About Common Reading

At the University of Oregon, the Common Reading program exists to:

  • "Provide a shared intellectual experience for first-year students."
  • "Create a sense of community."
  • "Encourage critical reading."
  • "Introduce new students to academic expectations."
  • "Create dialogue between students, faculty, staff, and the community."
  • "Offer an entrance into the world of academic research, scholarship, creativity, and inquiry that defines a residential research university."
  • "Expose students to issues relevant in today’s global society."


This guide is here to assist with research related to the 2016/2017 UO Common Reading selection, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It will help you find research and writing resources related to the themes of the book. Select the appropriate subject area from the menu to find relevant sources within that discipline. For resources to assist with reading and discussion of the book, check out the Common Reading website.

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