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WVU’s Campus Read engages the campuses and community through a common reading experience, fostering dialogue, critical thinking and University-wide participation. “The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After” is a powerful, unforgettable story.

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Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover
Educated: A memoir is the 2019-20 Campus Read 

Why it matters

The Campus Read fosters an exchange of ideas and critical thinking through thoughtful dialogue. Make new connections and talk about important ideas with other Mountaineers. 

The Campus Read has been adopted by faculty in many courses across campus enabling them to explore themes in the book within their disciplines. The campus and community are invited to participate in a series of events throughout the year discussing themes of segregation, sex discrimination, women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the race into space, the power of education, and West Virginians who have made a significant contribution to society. 

Are you incorporating the Campus Read into a class, event, discussion or other activity? If so, let us know what your plans are and how we can help.


Do you know a book that would stimulate conversation and engage the campus and community? 

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