Help the common text committee select the 2016-2017 WSU common text

Remember library summer reading programs? Here is your chance to bring back the fun, help the University’s common text committee select the 2016-17 book, and be entered in a drawing to win great prizes, including a $25 Barnes & Noble College Bookstore gift card.

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The common text committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students and follows a charter from the Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction.  Over the past year, committee members read more than a dozen selections recommended by members of the University community, and decided upon three finalists. They are Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario, Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum, and  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.  You have between now and Sunday, August 30 to read the books and complete a brief survey.  Please read as many of the texts as possible before filling out the survey at

These books are widely available on 7-day reserve at Dunbar Library (ask at the 1st floor desk for “common text reserves”), local book stores, your public library, and through OhioLink (click catalog to search for the title) and SearchOhio.

Thank you for being part of the common text selection process.  If you would like to nominate a title for the common text, please use this online form:

Happy Reading!

Sponsored by: Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, First Year Programs, Common Text Committee, University Libraries

And thanks to the publishers for donating copies of the books to put on reserve at Dunbar Library:  Penguin Random House and Algonquin Books

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