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Common Reader Selections for 2020-2021

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The Advisory Council is currently seeking recommendations for the Common Reader for next year; the text selected becomes the basis for the Merit Scholarship competition and also serves as a potential community read for chapters. The recommendations should meet the following criteria:

  1. challenging to academic NEHS students yet appropriate for a teen audience;
  2. of manageable length;
  3. published within the last twenty years and not taught widely in English classes; and
  4. available in various formats and priced affordably.

Please submit suggested titles and authors no later than February 3, 2020. In early February, all Advisors will receive a survey asking for a ranking of those titles under consideration to guide the decision of the Advisory Council. The Common Reader will be announced in early April.

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