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Tell Me Who You Are (Common Read 2022): Ways to Get the Book

Resources to extend learning based on Guo and Vulchi's _Tell Me Who You Are: A Road Map for Cultivating Racial Literacy_. This is UNLV's Common Read for 2022.

What is a Common Read?

The Common Read program is intended to give all incoming UNLV undergraduates a shared experience with a thought-provoking text.  This year's Common Read is Tell Me Who You Are:  A Road Map for Cultivating Racial Literacy by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi.  When Guo and Vulchi were still high school students, they visited all 50 states and discussed racial identity with people they met along the way.  Tell Me Who You Are is both a compilation of those conversations and an introduction to fundamental diversity concepts.

The Common Read is intended to be a part of first-year orientation, first-year seminar, and first-year English.  Instructors have discretion on how it is used in each class.


For questions about the Common Read program, contact Karen Violanti, Executive Director of the First Year Success Program.

For questions about this guide, contact Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian.

The authors share their purpose for the book.

Access Electronic Version

First-year students can use these instructions to access an electronic copy of We Need To Talk using Google Play Books.

Print Copies at UNLV Libraries

Several copies are available for checkout from the main service desk on the first floor of Lied Library. 

  • Check here to see whether we have any copies available.
  • Ask a library staff member for a reserve copy of Tell Me Who You Are.  If they ask for more clarification, let them know that it is a textbook for First Year Seminar.
  • Because several people will need to use our copies of this book, this book has been designated as a course reserve, which means the checkout period is shorter than usual:  the books must be returned before Lied Library closes on the day that you check it out.
  • Course Reserve books may not be requested OR put on hold OR reserved ahead of time. They are checked out on a first come first serve basis.
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