Citizen: An American Lyric Book Cover
Citizen: An American Lyric

2021-2022 Campus Reading Program Book Selection

Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine, is SJSU's Campus Reading book for the fall 2021 incoming class of first-year students. Citizen is an innovative work of prose and poetry, words and images; it addresses racial aggressions in our daily lives, and encourages us to reflect on racial inequalities through a personal, professional, and artistic lens. Citizen was the Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.

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Event OnSep8

Race in Urban Spaces: A conversation about themes in Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion and The Confession of Copeland Cane.

Time:12:00 - 2:00 pmLocation:Location TBD