Common Read

Orientation Common Read

Common Read is an essential piece of Evergreen's orientation as it brings students, staff, and faculty together around pressing topics and questions.

Reading and thinking about books is central at Evergreen. You’ll be reading texts like the ones presented in Common Read and discussing them with fellow students and faculty.

Since you’re reading on your own this summer, we’ve prepared some resources to keep you company as you read and think about these dynamic and densely packed texts.

Find the common read materials here (PDF)

Common Read 2023

Cover of the book "Gathering Moss" by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Excerpts "Seeing the World Through Moss-Colored Glasses" and "Learning to See" from Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Cover of the book "Teaching Critical Thinkin" by Bell Hooks

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom by Bell Hooks.

Cover of the book "Forest Understory" Edited by Nathaniel Brodie, Charles Goodrich and Frederick J. Swanson

Excerpt Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest edited by Nathaniel Brodie, Charles Goodrich and Frederick J. Swanson.

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