Summer reading: Where’s Gilgamesh? | Joanne

Forty percent college orientations include discussion of a common summer reading assignment, reports Dana Goldstein in the New York Times.  Books on “immigration, race and the perils of technology” top summer reading lists, according to a Penguin Random House survey.

Or, as the conservative National Association of Scholars puts it, most common readings are “progressive activist nonfiction with one-sided messages published in the last ten years.”

Three books by black authors — lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy, Wes Moore’s The Other Wes Moore and essayist Ta-Nehisi…

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