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Common Reading 2020-21: Listen. Learn. Act.

This theme for 2020-21 is dedicated to listening to and learning about Blackness and Black experiences.

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Freshman students receive a copy of the common reading book at IntroDUCKtion. Other students and faculty interested in reading this year's selection can purchase a copy at the UO bookstore or your preferred bookseller. The book is also available to check out through UO Libraries.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is the 2016/2017 selection for UO's Common Reading program. Written as a letter to his son, Coates talks about his lived experience of being black in America. For more information about the book or to read discussions related to it, check out the following resources:

Between the World and Me: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Robin D.G. Kelley from ALOUDla on Vimeo.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He writes about politics and social issues, particularly as they relate to race in America. He previously wrote the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. For more information about the author or to read some of his other work, check out the following resources:

Ta-Nehisi Coates (Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
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