First-Year Common Reading Suggestion 'Drop Box'
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Affiliation with Brooklyn College
Please explain why you think this book would be a good selection for the common reading based on the criteria (see below).
(Maximum characters: 600)
High quality of the writing, worthy of emulation by student writers (the selections to date have either won awards or have been written by award-winning authors);
Memoir genre preferred strongly, as a genre with which students are familiar and which will be their first writing assignment in English 1010;
Brooklyn or New York City-related stories also preferred strongly; many of the selections have focused on an immigrant experience;
Author available to visit campus;
Likelihood students will not have read the book in high school;
Connection to one or more College initiatives or institutional mission;
Cost and length