Next year's choice for the School of Liberal Education's Common Book Project is Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgisheg Rice.
All faculty members are encouraged to use this book wherever possible in their course, whether as a required reading or for an optional assignment.
The Common Book Project has reached over 2,000 people in the University community in the last two years, including students, faculty, staff and community members, such as the U of L Senate. The book used in the first two years, The Education of Augie Merasty, by Augie Merasty and David Carpenter, was a memoir of a residential school survivor and led to discussion about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on many levels on campus and beyond. The Rice book chosen for the coming year continues the Indigenous theme, but focuses on Indigenous life currently and into a future where western infrastructure breaks down.
The U of L library will have free online access to the book for anyone with a U of L ID. The School of Liberal Education will offer some book-club styled events for faculty, staff and students to discuss themes from the book and how it might be used in courses.
Those who want to place textbook orders through the U of L bookstore can use the following publication information:
Moon of the Crusted Snow
by Waubgeshig Rice
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: ECW Press; 1st edition (Oct. 2, 2018)
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