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2017 Common Read Announced

How Does it Feel to be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi has been announced as the selection for the 2017 Campus/Community Common Read. 

The themes of perseverance, empathy, awareness, community, and expression will be used to frame this year's Common Read experience. 

The Common Read series started in 2009. It was originally designed to raise the level of academic challenge at SDSU, enhance our awareness of diverse perspectives, increase faculty and student interaction, encourage serve and promote enriching, engaging educational experiences both in and outside class.

Past Common Read books have included:

Boy Meets Depression
Kevin Breel

The Other Wes Moore
Wes Moore

The Good Food Revolution
Will Allen

The Heart and the Fist
Eric Greitens

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Outcasts United
Warren St. John

Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson

Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder

Common Read Library Resource Guide

Additional resources for faculty and staff who are incorporating the Common Read can be found here: