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Past Selections

2020 – 2021 marks the 14th Anniversary of the Common Reading Program!

These are our past selections:



Jeanne Marie Laskas visited Shepherd University in November 2019 to talk about her work as a journalist, the work of Dr. Bennett Omalu, and the brain disease, CTE. Watch her interview (with Shepherd staff writer, Cecelia Mason) here:


Hyeonseo Lee visited Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV in October 2018 to discuss her life as a North Korean refugee and defector. Watch her presentation here:



alonetogether  2015-2016

malala 2014-2015

pancake 2013-2014

The_Immortal_Life_Henrietta_Lacks_(cover) 2012-2013

believe 2011-2012

etcoff 2010-2011

kingsolver 2009-2010

persepolis 2008-2009

gates 2007-2008