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Past books

nullFall 2022

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Co-sponsors: Health Promotion Working GroupMIT Libraries; Division of Student Life’s DSL Reads program (a SEAbord initiative)

Archived study guide




nullSpring 2022

Clap When You Land, by by Elizabeth Acevedo

Co-sponsors: MIT Global Languages; MIT Libraries; MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

Archived study guide




Sexual Citizens book coverFall 2021

Sexual Citizens, by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan

Co-sponsors: Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office; Violence Prevention and Response; PLEASURE@MIT; MIT Libraries; Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation; Undergraduate Association; Graduate Student Council; Mind Hand Heart.

Archived study guide

Fact sheet for MIT students | Fact sheet for MIT faculty and staff

Privileged Poor book coverSpring 2021

The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack
Partner: FLI@MIT

Archived study guide

Watch the recording of the April 2021 conversation with author Anthony Abraham Jack. (MIT certificates required).



Book cover

Fall 2020

There There by Tommy Orange
Partner: Indigenous Peoples Advocacy Committee and American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Archived study guide 




Cover imageFall 2019

A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández
Partner: Hermanas Unidas

Archived study guide





Tatum book cover

Spring 2019

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
Partner: School of Architecture + Planning

Archived study guide




Dawn cover

Fall 2018

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Partner: MIT Black Students’ Union

Archived study guide





Spring 2018

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Partner: Alpha Chi Omega

Archived study guide



Americanah coverFall 2017

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Partner: My Sister’s Keeper





Book cover - Paper Menagerie

Spring 2017

Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Partner: MIT Literary Society 





Hidden Figures cover

Winter 2017

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Partner: Black Women’s Alliance





Redefining Realness book cover

Fall 2016

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Partners: LBGTQ@MIT and the Gender Fluidity Group





MIT Reads began in the Fall of 2016