The Allegheny Listens Common Reading experience is designed to introduce new students to our diverse learning environment and academic life at Allegheny prior to the start of classes.
Each year, all new and transfer students, along with current students, faculty, and staff, read a book that has been thoughtfully reviewed and selected by faculty, staff, and students.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
During Welcome Weekend, you will join your peers to engage with a panel of faculty from various academic disciplines to discuss the book, and you will meet with your classmates to participate in small group discussions about themes in the book. In the process, you’ll learn about Allegheny’s core values and learning expectations as you interact with others and share your thoughts, questions, and ideas.
Important: Please download this reading guide for the book, which includes some concepts you may want to keep in mind to frame your reading.
Read the book over the summer, in time for Welcome Weekend (beginning August 25).
Available as an e-book or in print starting at roughly $11. The book also can be purchased at the Allegheny College Bookstore and at Summer Orientation.