What’s the Summer Read?

All incoming first-years will read a book together before coming to campus. You will discuss it, write about it, and then hear the author talk about it as part of your First-Year Seminar. Coming soon: we will announce the Summer Read for 2019!

Last year’s Summer Read book was What We Lose, the debut novel by Zinzi Clemmons. The novel is an incisive portrait of identity formation, conceptions of family and motherhood, and the evolution of conceptions of race in our world. The National Book Foundation selected Clemmons as one of their 5 Under 35 for 2017, and a variety of publications placed the novel on their Top Ten lists for last year.