In the fall, all incoming students will arrive having read the same book thanks to the One Book, One Campus program at Millersville University. The goal of this program is to provide a shared intellectual experience for all new students and present an opportunity for members of the Millersville University community to interact with students in an informal discussion that engages critical thinking.
In this year’s selection, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America, author Moustafa Bayoumi captures the lives of seven Arab-Americans living in Brooklyn, facing various challenges given their ethnic identities.
“We decided on the broad theme of understanding Middle Eastern culture and experience to help students grappling with ongoing military engagements in the Middle East and with the return of veterans to our communities and campuses,” said Caleb Corkery, assistant chair and associate professor of English. “We are likely to misunderstand the perspective and experience of the people associated with the target of the conflict. Broadening understanding through different perspectives is an important component of the liberal arts program at Millersville University.”