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A highlight of orientation for incoming students is the summer reading. Chosen by a diverse committee of faculty, staff, and students, this reading helps bring students together into collaborative discussion during the orientation activities.
The selection is made during the spring semester. More information will be made available on this page once the reading for 2014 has been chosen.
Incoming students are expected to purchase and read the summer reading selection prior to arriving at Smith for Orientation. If purchasing the book is cost prohibitive please contact Anna Vargas, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be small group discussions held during Orientation.
Past Summer Reading Selections
2013: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
2012: Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Yaeger Kaplan
2011: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
2010: Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
2009: The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones
2008: Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
2007: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
2006: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
2005: Kettle Bottom by Diane Gilliam Fisher
2004: The Gangster We Are All Looking For by Lê Thi Diem Thúy
2003: Atonement by Ian McEwan
2002: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
2001: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
2000: My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
1999: Respect by Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot