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Common Read Discussion for “My Time Among the Whites” – Tuesday, September 13

Read, share, and connect with Excelsior’s book discussion group, Common Read!

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are all invited to participate in a shared reading experience and fun, engaging conversation about some of today’s most thought-provoking books.

The book for the current Common Read is “My Time Among The Whites” by Jennine Capó Crucet.

“In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find themselves smashed: be it a rodeo town in Nebraska, a university campus in upstate New York, or Disney World in Florida. Crucet illuminates how she came to see her exclusion from aspects of the theoretical American Dream, despite her family’s attempts to fit in with white American culture—beginning with their ill-fated plan to name her after the winner of the Miss America pageant.” – [source]
You can purchase “My Time Among The Whites” at Excelsior’s online bookstore.

We look forward to having you join our virtual conversation!


Click below to register.

Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. ET

Contact Molly Costello at with any questions.

My Time Among The Whites Book Cover


Sep 13 2022


Eastern Time
7:00 pm

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Virtual via Zoom