Hostos Reads: Books in Common, Books in Community

HOSTOS READS: Books in Common, Books in Community

Welcome to the website of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Hostos Reads Project (a.k.a Book of the Semester Project)

This year, we will read Just Mercy – A Story of  Justice and Redemption, and examine tough questions about justice, equality and poverty.

Faculty, Staff and Students are invited to join the Hostos Reads Project and to take part in other events surrounding the book. An academic initiative that includes group discussions, brown bags events and workshops about the book.

Book Nomination 2017-18

The Center for Teaching and Learning has opened the book nominations for the Hostos Reads book for the 2017-2018 academic year. Nominations will be open until March 31st.

Nominate a book here 


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Common Reading Series

From the oral tradition of Homeric poetry, the circles of friends who read Renaissance poetry in manuscript, the serialization of novels in the 19th century, the gossip-fueled cameraderie of the New York School of Poets in the 1950s, to various public civic reading projects of the 20th and 21st centuries, reading has always had a social dimension. Keeping in mind Hostos’ particular book of the semester, Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, this informal conversation will explore the contexts, questions, challenges, and rewards of reading in common.

  1. The Role of Faculty in the Prison College Pipeline Leave a reply
  2. We are all Justice Involved Leave a reply
  3. Justice and Human Dignity Leave a reply
  4. Documentary: The Return Leave a reply
  5. Documentary: 13th Leave a reply
  6. The Lingering Effects of Poverty Leave a reply
  7. What is a “just” Society? Leave a reply