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Common Read




2017-2018
Common Read Selection



The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
   by Wes Moore

Faculty/Adjunct Faculty:
  • Need to read the book, we have 10 copies available in the library for checkout.
  • Want to know more about the author, visit the following websites:
  • Already read the book and know you want to use it with one or more of your classes this coming year? Please contact Steve Normansell by email at snormansell@kaskaskia.edu or by phone at ext. 3340. Be sure to let the bookstore know too! (PS - ALL GUID 109 classes will be participating in the Common Read. If you teach GUID 109, please contact Kathy Overstreet at koverstreet@kaskaskia.edu.)


  • Staff:
  • Want to be part of this year's Common Read? Let's start a reading group!
  • If interested, please contact Steve Normansell at snormansell@kaskaskia.edu or at ext. 3340.


  • Book Topics:
  • Absent Fathers
  • Choices/Decision Making
  • Crime
  • Discipline
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Family, Community, and Mentor Support
  • Goals
  • Identity
  • Persistence
  • Personal Values
  • Poverty
  • Prison
  • Race
  • Single Mothers


  • Events/Activities:
  • Clothing Drives
  • Food Drives
  • Toy Drives
  • Writing/Art/Photography Contest
  • Poverty Awareness Workshop
  • Volunteerism/Servant Leadership


  • ALL
    If you are interested in being part of the Common Read (use in class, serve on an event/activity team, participate in a faculty/staff community read), please contact Steve at 545-3340 or via email at snormansell@kaskaskia.edu
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