Common Book

About the Common Book

Each year, the Common Book brings students, staff, and faculty together to read and discuss a selected text with the goal of enriching our campus and community's engagement and awareness of diversity and equity.

The common book for Fall 2016-Spring 2017 will be Malala Yousafzai's I Am Malala, an internationally acclaimed memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. 

"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. In October 2012, when she was fifteen, Malala almost paid the ultimate price." 

Enter the NHCC Common Book Competitions:

Earn honors credit, add to your resume, win cash prizes ($100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place), and connect with your community!

Contest categories and details:

Important Dates:

  • Submissions due: April 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Finalists notified: April 21, 2017
  • Event Date: April 26, 2017
    • Argumentative Speeches: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
    • Spoken Word Competition: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Other Helpful Information:

For more information about these contests--including judges ballots, tips for creating an entry, and instructions for entering the contest--you should enroll in the D2L website for the competitions.

Contact Information

Kaelie Farrah
English Faculty & Common Book Coordinator
kaelie.farrah@nhcc.edu
763-488-0484

Kelly Lundquist
English Faculty
kelly.lundquist@nhcc.edu
763-488-0134