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About the Common Reading Program

Sierra Nevada College Continues Common Reading Program for Fall 2011

Sierra Nevada College continues the One Book, One Campus program begun in fall 2009, with all incoming Fall 2011 students being asked to read Flight by Native American author Sherman Alexie. The book jacket describes the story as “a hilarious and tragic portrait of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a violent search for his true identify.  Simultaneously wrenching and deeply humorous, wholly contemporary yet steeped in American history, Flight is irrepressible, fearless, and groundbreaking….” 

Inspired by the popularity of book clubs, a growing number of college campuses are adopting common reading programs. The idea of a common reading selection rests on a simple idea: that reading the same book brings people together as a community by creating a common ground for discussion and intellectual growth. As Dr. Lynn Gillette, Sierra Nevada College Provost, explains, "For this program, our faculty selects inspirational stories that emphasize our College’s core values of Sustainability, Liberal Arts, Entrepreneurial Thinking, and Professional Preparedness."   Gillette goes on to note that SNC staff and faculty are encouraged to join the community of readers in order to provide a shared academic experience and to stimulate conversations across the campus. Copies of the book, available at the campus bookstore for purchase, will be provided to them free of charge.




Cover Art
Flight - Sherman Alexie
Call Number: PS 3551 .L35774 F57 2007
ISBN: 9780802170378


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