Join the UCI Great Big Read

 

Join the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence, Libraries, and Division of Student Affairs to #ActForInclusion by exploring ideas that support diverse identities, challenge our perspectives, and connect us as a community of readers. 

All UCI students, faculty and staff to are invited to participate in the UCI Great Big Read, a project aimed at fostering engagement and social solidarity while practicing physical distancing. The books will focus on themes of inclusion and connection as ways to enhance openness to diverse perspectives.

 

To participate in the UCI Great Big Read, please register and receive the free links to the top-voted books for reading. The links will be included in your immediate confirmation information (with a copy of your responses sent to your UCI email). Access to the free book links is available only to UCI affiliates.

UCI Alumni and community members are invited to join. Please click here to register for the event. To obtain a copy of the books, check with your local public library or you may purchase copies at your local bookstore.

 

Click here to view the LibGuide - a selective list of writings about authors and books chosen for UCI's Great Big Read.

 

FIRST BOOK:
Kindred by Octavia Butler (1979;2004) - a classic time travel novel about a heroine caught between two worlds.

To access the Kindred book link through, please click here. Once there, please click on the link “EBL online monographs purchased”. To read online, click on "Read Online"; To download to an eReader such as a Kindle or an iPad, please use Adobe Digital Editions. Open the book and then click on the download button.

The Kindred eBook is now available on UCI Libraries' Overdrive. UCI students, faculty and staff are eligible to access UCI's institutional subscription to this online resource from any campus computer or from off-campus with VPN support. An activated UCInetID is required. The subscription/license to this product does not allow access to users not affiliated with UCI.

SECOND BOOK:
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (2020) - an immigrant writer, recently widowed, examines hope

To access the Afterlife book link through, please click here. Once there, please click on the link “EBL online monographs purchased”. To read online, click on "Read Online"; To download to an eReader such as a Kindle or an iPad, please use Adobe Digital Editions. Open the book and then click on the download button.

The Afterlife eBook is now available on UCI Libraries' Overdrive. UCI students, faculty and staff are eligible to access UCI's institutional subscription to this online resource from any campus computer or from off-campus with VPN support. An activated UCInetID is required. The subscription/license to this product does not allow access to users not affiliated with UCI.

 

For further details and updates, please visit UCI Great Big Read.

If you have difficulties connecting via the links, please re-try or contact: Ask a Librarian

ENJOY READING AND FORUMS

UCI members may select to use the free access to enjoy the readings on their own. Registered participants also may join future virtual forums (schedule forthcoming by May 15).

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