Saturday, February 7, 2015

Reading Groups

Each semester since 2009, we have organized online reading groups for Haley Scholars and other groups of students at SIUE. So far, we have involved more than 1,200 students in over 25 different reading groups. We have covered:

• Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 
• Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
• Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
• Ta-Nehisi Coates's The Beautiful Struggle 
• Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me
• Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
• Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success
• Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
• Sheena Iyengar's The Art of Choosing
• Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden's Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America
• Keith Knight's Are We Feeling Safe Yet?
• Sarah Lewis's The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery  
• Adrian Matejka's The Big Smoke
• Aaron McGruder's A Right to Be Hostile
• Emily Nussbaum (select articles)
• Alyssa Rosenberg (select articles)
• Kathryn Schulz's Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
• Clive Thompson's Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For the Better
• Paul Tough's Whatever it Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
• Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
• Rebecca Skloot (editor) The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2015)
• Amy Stewart (editor) The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
• Hope Jahren (editor) The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2017)
• Sam Kean (editor) The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2018)

Coordinating a series of online reading groups

Links to reading groups
• Spring 2020 Haley Reading Groups

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