Mesa Reads Book Club



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Mesa reads book club

Mesa Reads Book Club LogoThe idea to form a Mesa READS Book Club sprung from the recommendations of dozens of faculty and staff members over the past few years. Thanks to Equity and Title V HSI funds, Mesa Reads was launched in Fall 2015.  Participants receive a free copy of the book, refreshments at the two meetings during the semester, and FLEX credit.  All meetings are held in the LOFT.


spring 2018 book

A Personal Odyssey
by Thomas SowellA Personal Odyssey

This is the gritty story of one man's lifelong education in the school of hard knocks, as his journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and economist in government and private industry. It is also the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey took place.

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Meetings are:

Friday, March 2, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, LOFT
Friday, April 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, LOFT 

Mesa Reads values

"CLASS" - Campus Community | Lifelong Learning | Access & Equity | Student Enrichment | Social Justice

  1. Foster community discussion of one selected book per semester;
  2. Offer a collaborative format with all campus employees (faculty, staff, administrators) welcome;
  3. Inquire how we can help our students succeed through discussions on diverse topics such as equity, critical thinking and writing, and leadership.


Copies may be available for check out in the LOFT

  • Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, Davis Jenkins
  • I Am Intelligent, by Dianne Goddard and Peyton Goddard
    with Carol Cujec, Ph.D
  • What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain
  • The Culturally Inclusive Educator, by Dena J. Samuels, Ph.D.
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi

Past Nominations

Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Questions:  Contact Helen Greenbergs, Ph.D.

Mesa READS is possible though Student Success & Equity and Title V/HSI Grant

Requests for accommodations should be made 5 days in advance by emailing: