WSU’s 2015-16 Common Reading book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. Pullman students in first-year and other courses will use Just Mercy throughout the coming academic year. Topics from the book are addressed in classes, guest lectures, and outside programming to inspire academic discussions between and among students and faculty across disciplines.
Provost and Executive Vice President Daniel J. Bernardo announced his selection, commenting he found the book to be “well written and authored by someone who will certainly continue to be a relevant figure in the social justice space for years to come.” The Common Reading Selection Committee had provided three books to the Provost for consideration, and extends thanks to all who submitted nominations.
WSU’s Common Reading Program is in its eighth year and has been a huge success! In 2014, students read Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash by Edward Humes. A list of all previous Common Reading Books, as well as a description of Just Mercy can be found on the Common Reading Program website.