Common Reading Program


Students Holding bookThe Common Reading Program affords students the opportunity of participating in a common curricular experience that creates community and a common ground for discussion. The program is tailored specifically for incoming first year students.

Students are expected to have read the book before the first day of class and will join together with faculty and peers to discuss and think critically about key concepts. The common reading program will encourage students to partake in intellectual engagement and will create a sense of community among newly admitted Panthers.


Author Visits

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 
Yeonmi Park speaks at BBC
WUC Ballroom
2:00PM – 3:00PM
(book signing to follow)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Yeonmi Park speaks at MMC
GC Ballrooms 
12:00PM – 1:00PM
(book signing to follow)




2016-2017 Common Reading Book Selection

In Order to Live

In Order to Live
A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape. 




Contact Information

BBC AC1 180 
3000 NE 151st Street 
North Miami, FL 33181
Map Location

Valerie Morgan
morganv@fiu.edu
305-919-5754

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