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What are Common Readings?

“Common readings” play a strong role at many universities across the nation. Common Readings connect students to their peers and their campus. They promote critical thinking skills and discussion capabilities, and can be considered a “common intellectual experience,” one of the high impact educational practices recognized by AAC&U to benefit college students from many backgrounds (Kuh, 2008).

MSU Denver’s own common reading program, 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform, was developed in 2010.

Past Common Readings Featured At MSU Denver

The 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform program has featured the following books and authors:

  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
  • The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton
  • We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Better Planet by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
  • Sabrina & Corina by MSU Denver alumna Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  • A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
  • Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Check out this 2022's Common Reading:

Follow this link to learn about “Good Talk” Mira Jacob