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UNCG’s next common read is ‘Where Am I Wearing?’

Photo of students around the fountain on campusUNCG’s Keker First Year Common Read 2015 book has been chosen.

“Where Am I Wearing?” by Kelsey Timmerman (Wiley Publishing) is the selection.

In the book, a journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes. “‘Where Am I Wearing?’ intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers’ standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.”

UNCG’s KFYCR Book Selection Team, composed of faculty, staff, and students, received dozens of book recommendations, 14 of which met the KFYCR guidelines. Once the options were narrowed down to the top four, the book selection team read the top choices and then determined the winning title after thorough discussion about the potential for the book to appeal to a wide range of students, to engage students in discussion, and for the book to have global relevance and opportunity for service.

The KFYCR Programming Team will begin meeting soon to discuss and plan curricular and co-curricular programming around the book. A variety of academic programs are committed to using the text in the classroom, including UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College, Foundations for Learning, and Residential Colleges. Global Engagement/QEP and the Lucy Spinks Keker Endowment are the major sponsors of the KFYCR.

An author visit will be planned for the fall semester, as well as many other programs and events designed to bring the book to life.  For event details, visit http://yourfirstyear.uncg.edu/the-first-year-summer-read/about-fysr/

If your department would like to be involved in the Keker First Year Common Read, contact New Student & Spartan Family Programs at yfy@uncg.edu.