The Common Reading in the Marist Core
The campus-wide Common Reading provides a touchstone for FYS courses and for events throughout the entire Marist community. The 2018-19 Common Reading is It Takes a School by Jonathan Starr (Henry Holt & Co., 2017). Mr. Starr will come to campus in September to deliver a lecture attended by all FYS students. Other events throughout the academic year will highlight the questions raised by the book. All Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 FYS students need to have purchased and read the book BEFORE classes begin.
The Common Reading is chosen by a committee that includes faculty from across the College and a student representative. Past Common Reading selections include Reyna Grande's The Distance Between Us (Washington Square Press, 2013), Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown, 2010), Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map (Riverhead, 2005), Wes Moore's The Other Wes Moore (Spiegel and Grau, 2011), and Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran (Random House, 2003).