Orientation Common Reading

Our common reading for Fall 2017 is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

All new Evergreen undergraduates will have the opportunity to read the book this summer, to discuss it in seminar groups during Orientation Week with other students and faculty, and to hear an address by our keynote presentation which will provide perspective on concepts from the text at the Convocation ceremony. (It’s short enough to read more than once—all the more reason to make notes and mark it up!)

Wednesday’s all-campus Convocation is an event when all students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together and begin the academic year.

How You Get Your Copy

Students will sign up for Orientation beginning in late July. Please watch your email for an invitation to sign up. Books will be mailed to students upon signing up for Orientation.

Reading and Thinking About the Book

Once you’re here at Evergreen, you’ll be reading books like this and discussing them with your fellow students and faculty. Since you’re reading this on your own this summer, we’ve prepared some resources to keep you company as you read and think about this short but densely packed book.