Listed below are guides related to themes in the books.
Listed below library guides on how to critically locate, evaluate, use, and analyze information.
The theme for 2015-2017is Negotiating Identity in America. The 2015-2017 Books of the Year are The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Fored and The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride. Together these books question what American identity means and how we see ourselves and one another. Below are links to the books' library records. They are available for checkout and located on the “New Books” shelf in the Consortium Library.
Beyond the Surface
To learn more about the Books of the Year 2015-2017 program, please visit the Books of the Year website.
The website includes faculty resources, reader’s guides, and related materials that would be helpful in teaching and learning about the themes covered in the The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.