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Recommend a book for 2015 Keker First-Year Common Read

Want to make a recommendation for the 2015 Keker First-Year Common Read? To recommend a book, complete the following survey: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_cZy9ChEMzZzRFVH

Recommendations will be accepted through Oct. 17, 2014.

The Keker First-Year Common Read selection team considers the following criteria when selecting the common-read book for each fall:

  • Potential to engage students and spark passionate discussion
  • Appeal to a wide range of students; a fit with the UNCG student
  • Possibilities for classroom use among various departments, including Learning and Living Learning Communities, Foundations for Learning, and any interested academic unit
  • Possibilities for campus programming, particularly hosting an author visit
  • Possibilities for community programming, including alumni and Greensboro reading groups
  • Richness of themes; interdisciplinary in nature
  • Relevance to student life (i.e. coming of age, diversity, relationships, family, self-exploration, identity, etc.)
  • Relevance to global or international appeal
  • Relevance to service
  • Published within the past four years
  • Available in paperback
  • 400 pages or less

The KFYCR Book Selection Team will review all recommendations for consideration of the selected book. The team will make a final recommendation to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for approval.