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This Year's One Book Read

artwork for the current one book read

Tales of Two Americas book cover

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation edited by John Freeman is unique in the history of One Book Read selections. This book offers various authors’ artistic perspectives on how economic inequality impacts all Americans. WKCTC’s One Book Read Selection Committee saw in choosing this book the potential for engaging faculty, staff, and students across disciplines as well as the community in important conversations about what creates inequality and how it impacts all of us daily.

WKCTC President Dr. Anton Reece said of this year’s selection: “This One Book Read selection aligns with our WKCTC Guarantee and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The book will provide opportunities for timely and comprehensive classroom and community discussions into the historical and cultural challenges of addressing equity in our society.” 

Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Uppinder Mehan said of the One Book Read Selection, “This powerful and moving collection of essays, fiction, and poetry chronicles the many ways we divide and diminish ourselves. And a few of these works might even show us how to begin overcoming some of those divides.”

WKCTC invites everyone to join us in reading Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation and engaging in dialogue about what divides us and how we can come together.

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation is edited by John Freeman and published by Penguin Random House. See the publisher’s website and hear from the editor John Freeman in the video below.

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