Cuyahoga Community College's Common Reading Program
Presenting the Common Reading Text for Fall 2018: Carry On by Lisa Fenn
On behalf of the College-Wide Common Reading Committee, we’d like to announce the Fall 2018 common reading book as Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family by Lisa Fenn. Fenn’s moving memoir tells the story of how life as an ESPN reporter brought her to meet two disabled wrestlers from East Cleveland. When the sports coverage ended, however, Fenn realized that her life with these two young men had just begun. Theirs is a story of hardship, love, hope, and the power of human connection.
Campuses will be holding discussions and workshops for faculty and staff in Summer 2018 in preparation for teaching the book in the fall. Exam copies will soon be available, and the Tri-C library has copies available now. If you plan to use the text in class or would like to know more, please contact your campus Common Reading leadership listed below for more information:
East: John Rasel - firstname.lastname@example.org &
Casandra Sweeney - email@example.com
Metro: Rebecca Carte - firstname.lastname@example.org
West: Luke Schlueter - email@example.com
Westshore: Theresa Gromek - firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews of Carry On by Lisa Fenn
Listen to the NPR interview with the author
Visit the website to read a sample.
Check out a review and announcement of the upcoming film at Boston Globe.
What is Tri-C's Common Reading Program?
Tri-C's Common Reading Program builds community and fosters intellectual engagement by drawing faculty and students together in discussion of a common fiction or non-fiction text. The program also creates venues for interdisciplinary learning as students explore the common text through different lenses in various classes and events across the college community.
Unlike many colleges that only schedule programming for the text at the onset of the school year or in FYE courses, Tri-C provides exciting opportunities to engage with the text throughout the academic year. Please see the EVENTS tab for further information.
Click here for information about how the College-wide Common Reading Committee chooses the text, faculty and student resources, and event updates. We look forward to working with you and your students in the coming year!