NAUreads asks all first-year students to read the same book and encourages students to participate in conversations about the book. This provides all our first year students with a common experience as they begin their educational journey. Students can use the bookto initiate conversations and build community with their new classmates, roommates, and faculty. The program includes opportunities to participate in:

  • Book club discussions with faculty and staff
  • Author presentations
  • Film series related to the books central themes and issues
  • Lectures on topics related to the book
  • Class discussion based on the book

NAUreads is excited to announce the 2015 selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The 2014 selection This I Believe is a public dialogue about belief chosen for its ability to challenge individuals to examine the core values that guide their daily lives.  This collection of essays, written by people from all walks of life, raises awareness and tolerance of intergenerational and cultural likenesses and differences. With perspectives representing diverse identities, we hope the community will find relatable voices and be encouraged to explore and refine their core values as they navigate their lives. 

As you read This I Believe, consider which values have shaped your life. How do these values help prepare you to be a student at Northern Arizona University? Which values are you still in the process of discovering and which ones are firmly rooted in your belief system?

First-Year students will be given a complimentary copy of the book at Orientation. Parents and the NAU community may purchase a copy at the NAU Bookstore.