North Carolina Beach Books

National Association of Scholars

NAS Director of Communications David Randall has written an article for the John William Pope Center on Beach Books in North Carolina:

Many students in North Carolina will suffer through a typical selection of common readings this summer. So far, four colleges in the state—Duke University, East Carolina, Elon, and North Carolina State—have assigned Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a memoir that tells readers the American justice system is incurably racist and unjust.

Random House advertises Just Mercy to high school teachers and boasts that it was selected as a common reading at Boston College High School and the Browning School. So, four North Carolina universities have decided to introduce students to college expectations with a book that the publisher thinks is appropriate for high school students.

Read the rest of the article at the Pope Center!

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