The 2017 Common Read book will be announced on April 20 at 4:15 pm in the lobby of Briggs Library. Rebecca Bott, dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, will reveal the selected title.
The SDSU Common Read series started in 2009. It was originally designed to raise the level of academic challenge at SDSU, enhance awareness of diverse perspectives, increase faculty and student interaction, and promote enriching and engaging educational experiences both in and outside class. The campus effort will target freshmen seminar courses, but all SDSU faculty, staff, and students may read the text and integrate it in their courses and campus activities next fall. Community book and school groups are also encouraged to read and talk about the book.