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MIT Reads is the campus-wide book program. This spring the book is Clap When You Land and there will be an author visit from Elizabeth Acevedo on April 21st. Find out more here.
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Spring 2022 books
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Clap When You Land (print edition) by
Call Number: PZ7.1.A248 Cl 2020
Publication Date: 2020
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times & bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance--and Papi's secrets--the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.
Lies My Teacher Told Me (print edition) by
Call Number: Hayden E175.85.L64 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important - and successful - history books of our time. Having sold over two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times in the summer of 2006.
The Privileged Poor (print & online) by
Call Number: Hayden LC210.5.J33 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
An NPR Favorite Book of the Year Winner of the Critics' Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award Winner of the CEP-Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship Winner of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize Getting in is only half the battle. The Privileged Poor reveals how--and why--disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive.
The Vanishing Half (print & online) by
Call Number: Hayden PS3602.E66444 V36 2020
Publication Date: 2020
From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? In print in Hayden library and available online (3 copies).
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