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Common First Year Reader Guide


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Previous Selections (from

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Good Night, and Good Luck: The Screenplay and History Behind the Landmark Movie
The Book Thief
The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal
In Country
Gardens of Water
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
When The Emperor Was Divine
A Little Piece of Sky
Enrique's Journey
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

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