Every summer, the Library and College Writing Programs distribute to new freshmen a list of recommended books. This isn’t required reading, but rather a great list of titles suggested as a way of welcoming incoming students to the intellectual life of the university.
The theme this year honors the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. You?ll find books listed that treat the people and events of Berkeley in fall 1964 and soon after. You?ll also find books, both fiction and nonfiction (and some other media), that deal with freedom of the press, the women?s movement, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, and so much more.
We encourage you to look up one, two, or all of them in the University Library, which holds one of the richest collections in the world. There’s almost certainly something here to catch your interest!