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A book, titled "How the Word is Passed," sits on a ledge

Deep Look into America’s Relationship with Slavery Named Book in Common for 2023-24

Confronting America's legacy of slavery, the selection for the 2023-24 Book in Common is Clint Smith's “How the Word is Passed.”

Two copies of a book titled The Best We Could Do, one is closed and the other is open

Illustrated Memoir ‘The Best We Could Do’ Named Book in Common for 2022–23

The 2022–23 Book in Common is Thi Bui’s “The Best We Could Do,” a 2017 illustrated memoir about the author’s family’s journey from Vietnam to the United States and the universal struggles of connecting with family, culture and identity.

Benito Gutierrez stands among campus sculpture in his Class of 2022 shirt.

From Gang Life to College Graduate: Humanities Major Aspires to Help Incarcerated Students

Incarcerated for most of his adult life until age 42, Benny Gutierrez is proud to be graduating with a degree in humanities and having founded a program for formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students.

CSU, Chico Hosts ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ Author Kendi for Virtual Book in Common Discussion

As the culminating event for this year's Book in Common, “How to Be an Antiracist,” Chico State will host a virtual discussion with best-selling author Ibram X. Kendi on April 21.

The new Book in Common selection is pictured.

Book in Common Selection for 2020–21 Academic Year Announced

Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist” has been chosen as the Book in Common for the 2020–21 academic year.