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Tell Me Who You Are: Knight Reading (Reading in Common), 2021-2022

Knight Reading (Reading in Common), 2021-2022

cover of the book Tell Me Who You Are

Tell Me Who You Are: A Road Map for Cultivating Racial Literacy is described by Penguin Random House publishing as "an eye-opening exploration of race in America." 

Authors Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo, two young women of color, spent their gap year before college traveling the United States listening to people's stories about race and intersectionality. Tell Me Who You Are recounts their experiences. They are co-founders of the 501(c)3 non-profit CHOOSE, a student-led organization working to equip Americans with the tools they need to talk about race and fight racism. 

Penguin Random House. (2019 June 10). Inside the book: Winona Guo and Pirya Vulchi (Tell me who you are) [Video]. YouTube.


A common 1Y reading program began at Wartburg College in 2003, although it wasn't officially called  “Readings in Common” until 2005. It was renamed "Knight Reading" in 2015.

Recent books are listed below.

  • 2020-2021 Climate Justice, Mary Robinson
  • 2019-20 Glimmer of Hope, Founders of March for our Lives
  • 2018-19 Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 2017-18 Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction, Scott H. Hendrix
  • 2016-17  I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
  • 2015-16  The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore
  • 2014-15   Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • 2013-14   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • 2012-13   An Ordinary Man, Paul Rusesabagina
  • 2011-12   The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
  • 2010-11   Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
  • 2009-10   Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
  • 2008-09   The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
  • 2007-08   Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson
  • 2006-07   The Chosen, Chaim Potok    
  • 2005-06   Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • 2004-05   A Hope in the Unseen, Ron Suskind  
  • 2003-04   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

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