Salem State's First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) Program
The First Year Experience (FYE) office is pleased to announce that Salem State’s First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) selection for the 2021-2022 academic year is “Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity - A Road Map for Cultivating Racial Literacy” by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi.
The FYRE program connects new students to the university community through a shared reading experience, welcoming them to a culture that values the thoughtful discussion of ideas.
First-year students will receive the book free of charge via mail in late June. On opening day (the day before classes begin in the fall), first-year students meet with faculty, librarians, administrators, staff, and upper-class students for small group conversations about the selected book. Many professors also incorporate the book and its themes into first-year courses and events/speakers are planned throughout the entire academic year.
Past FYRE Selections
“Look Me in the Eye” (2020)
“The Book of Unknown Americans” (2019)
“The Hate U Give” (2018)
“Bad Feminist” (2017)
“How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America” (2016)
“Spare Parts” (2015)
“I am Malala” (2014)
“Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison” (2013)
“The Leftovers” (2012)
“Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream” (2010)
“Listening is an Act of Love” (2009)
To recommend a book to the selection committee, email the title and author to firstname.lastname@example.org.