The UC Berkeley Summer Reading List is an annual compilation of recommended (though not required) readings suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as a welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
So many firsts appear in this autobiographical work: the author’s first year at school on the island of Martinique, and his first encounters with the French language, with educational institutions, and with the multicultural identity that the boy ultimately comes to embrace through Creole language and his African roots.
VESNA RODIC Lecturer, French Department
Post contributed by:
Michael Larkin Lecturer, College Writing Programs
Tim Dilworth First Year Coordinator, Library