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Privileged Poor book coverSpring 2021

The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack

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

Archived study guide 




Cover imageFall 2019

A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández

Archived study guide





Tatum book cover

Spring 2019

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

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