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The common reading for 2012 is New York Times bestseller The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and co-written with Bryan Mealer. Kamkwamba's autobiographical memoir details his life journey and the plight of his home, Malawi, Africa - where AIDS and poverty are widespread. Reading Kamkwamba's story will prepare students for the university fall convocation on August 29 where Kamkwamba, the first college student to be named convocation speaker at CWRU, will inspire and engage through his life story.
The Common Reading Program was started in 2002 for first-year students. New undergraduate students are given a common reading assignment during the summer. The assigned book then serves as a basis for programs and discussions beginning at orientation and continuing through the fall semester. Learn more.