Mesa Reads Book Club



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 meetings during the semester, and FLEX credit.  All meetings are held in the LOFT.

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

Fall 2018 BookMARCH
by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Before he became a respected Congressman, John Lewis was clubbed, gassed, arrested over 40 times, and nearly killed by angry mobs and state police, all while nonviolently protesting racial discrimination. He marched side-by-side with Martin Luther King as the youngest leader of the Civil Rights Movement that would change a nation forever.


Discussion in the LOFT:
Fri. 11/9 @ 11a-1pm

Interested in additional information and discussion about March?  
Attend any of the One Book One San Diego events in the community, available for Flex Credit.
Flex #99720; #99721

Mesa Reads Values

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


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

Past Readings
Copies may be available for check out in the LOFT

  • A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell
  • 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 Nafis


Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Questions and RequestsContact

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