Common Read Events 2020-2021


2020-21 Common Read Book Faculty Launch:  Luiselli, Tell Me How It Ends

Event Postponed Due to Coronavirus. Check Back Soon.

Wednesday, March 18, 1:45-3:00

Thompson Library Archives Reading Room, 227 Library

To support faculty engagement and use of the CR book, we will distribute free copies of Tell Me How It Ends and introduce the book with short comments and a video from 1:45 to about 2:15. Committee members will be available for informal individual discussion afterwards. The session is informal, and faculty can drop in at any time. We will distribute resources for faculty interested in further exploration. We will volunteer to enter classrooms to facilitate discussion. We will share our provisional programming ideas and solicit faculty suggestions. 

The book meets the general Common Read criteria (accessible, well written, engaging, respectful) and can be integrated into many courses: courses on immigration, child and adolescent well-being and development, immigrant health and access to health care, cultural diversity and multi-culturalism, immigrants and the economy, language, international relations, community engagement. Immigration has become an important issue in our public life and is likely to be a salient public issue in Fall 2020. This book addresses immigration from an experiential, humanistic and language perspective.

Contact: Peggy Kahn, Co-Chair, 2020-21 UM-Flint Common Read,

Valeria Luiselli, author of the CR text, Tell Me How It Ends, will visit campus November 19, 2020. We expect her to make a large audience presentation and sign books mid-day, and we are working on arranging a smaller, student-focused activity.