The purpose of a Common Book is to build bridges between experiences we share no matter what our field of scholarship or course of study. The Common Book program will include programming tied to the themes of the book. Our hope with this program is to engage the college community in larger discussions about relevant topics in healthcare. Those interested in participating will all read the same book and engage in meaningful dialogue around the themes and content of that book.
This year’s Common Book, Abegail Ntleko’s Empty Hands, touches on important themes, including social justice, race, gender, healthcare access, education, and more.
Those choosing to participate in the Common Book series will:
Your instructor may have this as a recommended text in MBS. If it does not appear in MBS, you may purchase it from any other book seller, including Amazon or Barnes and Noble; both print and eBook options are available. There are a limited number of copies available to borrow in the College's Learning Commons. You may also borrow this book from public libraries.
Here is the information you need to know to find the book:
Author: Sister Abegail Ntleko
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Year: 2015
ISBN 10: 1583949321
ISBN 13: 978-1583949320
This program support basic literacy, one of the skills essential to 21st century success according to the PA Library Association's PA Forward program. Learn more about PA Forward at the PA Forward website.