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Common Reading Experience

Current Common Read Book:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson’s NIU Campus Visit

Thank you to everyone who attended one of Bryan Stevenson’s presentations on October 24! The day was a great success with over 1500 students, faculty, staff and community members in attendance at the event. An additional thanks to all those who collaborated with us to make this event possible.

If you are a student, faculty or staff member who was unable to attend the presentation:

*You will be prompted to log in using you’re A-ID and password or Z-ID and password for students.

For more information on our speaker, Bryan Stevenson, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

Thanks to all those who donated to the Storybook Project. Find out our final donation results.


Are you interested in helping us select the Common Reading book for 2017-2019?

Make a suggestion using our online form. You can also contact First- and Second-Year Experience at fsye@niu.edu for more ways to get involved.

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Previous Common Readings

Just Mercy book cover

Just Mercy


The Last Lecture book cover

The Last Lecture

2008 - 2009
2009 - 2010
2010 - 2011

This I Believe II book cover

This I Believe

2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013

Acts of Faith book cover

Acts of Faith

2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015