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2018 Common Read Selection
 

Wrecked by Maria Padian has been announced as the selection for the 2018 Campus and Community Common Read.

The novel addresses the topic of sexual assault on a fictional college campus. It is the goal of the 2018 Common Read to engage in conversations designed to elevate awareness and prevention of sexual assault. 

The themes of choice, awareness, relatiohships and emotional wellness (CARE) 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:

2017
How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young & Arab in America
Moustafa Bayoumi

2016
Boy Meets Depression
Kevin Breel

2015
The Other Wes Moore
Wes Moore

2014
The Good Food Revolution
Will Allen

2013
The Heart and the Fist
Eric Greitens

2012
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

2011
Outcasts United
Warren St. John

2010
Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson

2009
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder