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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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First-year 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.

The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do is the 2018/2019 selection for UO's Common Reading program. It is a graphic memoir that tells the story of one family's escape from war-torn Vietnam to the United States in the 1970s. For more information about the book or to read discussions related to it, check out the following resources:

Thi Bui

Thi Bui is a graphic memoirist and cartoonist based out of Berkeley, CA. She is also a lecturer at the California College of the Arts. For more information about the author, please check out the following resources:

Thi Bui

Credit: Gabe Clark


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