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Smith Reads for New Students: Educated by Tara Westover

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Smith Reads is a first-year reading experience for all students new to Smith College. This includes first-year students, Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer students. This year’s reading selection is Educated by Tara Westover. Baishakhi Taylor, Smith’s newly appointed dean of the college, will interview the author on Tuesday, August 25 from 4:30–5:45 p.m. In-house facilitated book discussions for students will take place on Monday, August 31 from 4–5 p.m. For the full details of this program, see the Smith Reads webpage.

The Libraries have created an accompanying Smith Reads LibGuide in support of the Smith Reads program. The guide provides instructions on accessing Smith eBook copies of Educated, links to author interviews, and more.


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