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Summer reading list 2014: Free Speech

 

Every summer, The Library and College Writing Programs distribute to new freshmen a list of recommended books.  This isn't required reading, but rather a great list of titles suggested as a way of welcoming incoming students to the intellectual life of the university. This year we decided to try something different and asked seniors to share their wisdom. Their recommended reading includes both classic works and contemporary classics: novels, nonfiction, and poetry. Your departing peers chose these books because they have enjoyed and been strongly affected by them, and they think you would enjoy them too. There?s almost certainly something here to catch your interest.
The selections have been posted on Moffitt Library's Facebook site, where you can see what others think of these works and leave your own comments.

Every summer, the Library and College Writing Programs distribute to new freshmen a list of recommended books.  This isn't required reading, but rather a great list of titles suggested as a way of welcoming incoming students to the intellectual life of the university.

The theme this year honors the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. You?ll find books listed that treat the people and events of Berkeley in fall 1964 and soon after. You?ll also find books, both fiction and nonfiction (and some other media), that deal with freedom of the press, the women?s movement, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, and so much more.

We encourage you to look up one, two, or all of them in the University Library, which holds one of the richest collections in the world. There's almost certainly something here to catch your interest!

 

May 02, 2014 | Categories: Library News | admin

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