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Required Summer Reading. . . in College?

Required Summer Reading. . . in College?
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Noodle Staff February 8, 2019

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You're heading off the college in the fall; summer reading is a thing of the past, right? Wrong. Many colleges require incoming freshmen to read certain books before showing up in the fall. Here's a sampling of what they'll be reading this summer:

The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder's Journey Through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows by Kent Nerburn

This novel about a Dakota Indian and his friendship with a white American is required for incoming freshman at Gustavus Adolphus College.

A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind

Students at Western New England University will be reading this novel about a young boy's journey from a crime-ridden school in Washington, D.C. to a college education at Brown University.

This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women Edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

Coker College students will engage with stories from this collection through out their first-year classes.

Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

The story of a Honduran boy's mission to find his mother in the U.S. will be common reading for students at Meredith College in North Carolina.

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

The memoirs of an environmental activist growing up in the pinelands ecosystem that once covered Georgia and Florida is fitting literature for students at Florida's Eckerd College.

Hope, Human and Wild by Bill McKibben

This environmentalist's true stories about sustainable living will be required reading for students at Sewanee: University of the South who will also be able to attend on-campus lectures by the author in the fall.

What's on your reading list this summer? Let us know.

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