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Tell Me Who You Are (Common Read 2023): 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 2023.

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.

Get a copy

New to UNLV  first year students will receive their FREE copy of the UNLV Common Read in the following ways:

  • In person (hard copy of book) when checking into the Rebel Ready Week experience in August.

  • Online (e-copy of book) for students who do not attend Rebel Ready Week in person. Please watch your Rebelmail (email) for information on how to access the code to access your free copy of the book. 

  • Copies of the Common Read are also on “reserve” at the UNLV Lied Library. Connect with the front desk at Lied Library for more information (702.895.2248). 

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