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Book

We provide all incoming first-year students with a powerful Common Reading book related to the year's theme. Students discuss the book in University Seminar and other courses.

Common Reading Update

First-year students will receive free access to the digital eBook as classes start in August. No need to purchase in advance.

2020-2021 COMMON READING

American Like Me

Reflections on Life Between Cultures

edited by America Ferrera

Book cover of "American Like Me"

About the Book

Our 2020-2021 Common Reading book is American Like Me, edited by actress America Ferrera, a collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.

About the Editor

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. Ferrera is best known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC’s hit comedy, Ugly Betty.

Actress America Ferrera

Video

A video introduction to our 2020-2021 theme of Dynamics and our Common Reading book, American Like Me.