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Book Talk: Spring 2024

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What are we reading?

Tampa Bay: the story of an estuary and its people by Dr. Evan P. Bennett

When are we talking about it?

Tues., Apr. 23, 11am
YSSB 307-308

What else?

There will be free food and free copies of the book. (limited supply)


Jeremy Bullian

More about the author

Dr. Evan Bennett is a historian of the American South whose research focuses on the intersections of rural, environmental, and labor history.

His books from University Press of Florida



Personal website

Faculty website (FAU)

Common Read: Spring 2024

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What are we reading?

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

When are we talking about it?

Wed., Jan 17 @ 1pm - Ybor Library, YLRC 202H

Thurs., Jan 18 @ 1pm - Brandon Library

Tues., Jan23 @ 1pm - Plant City, PADM 111

Wed., Jan 24 @ 1pm - Dale Mabry, DHUM 216

Mon., Jan 25 @ 1:30pm - SouthShore, SMPF 201/202


Prof. Paul Rabaut (Biology)
Prof. Jeremy Bullian (Librarian)

If you'd like to purchase a copy try a local bookstore. Or, try:

Google books info
Barnes & Noble

Common Read: Spring 2023

Common Read: 2022 / 2023

Common Read: Spring 2021

The College-wide Internationalization Committee (CIC) is pleased to announce that Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah, is our annual World Read! For more information and how to check out a copy from HCC Libraries see the guide below:

Common Read: Fall 2020

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What are we reading?

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin.

When are we talking about it?

Thurs., Oct. 22, 3pm


Dr. Andrea Vicente, Assistant Professor of History

Website info:
Jeremy Bullian
Librarian Professor

If you'd like to purchase a copy:

Google books info
Barnes & Noble

Or, try a local bookstore:
Tampa Bay Time list of local bookstores

Common Read: Spring 2019

In the Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner visits the following countries: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar, Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Great Britain, India, America. See the guide below for more details: