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From the SCC Common Read team…

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Hello, fellow community of readers!

The SCC Common Read team invites you to read this year’s book 1984, by George Orwell. The book examines the life of Winston Smith, a hard worker and loyal member of The Party in the dystopian society of Oceana.  The Party is in control of everything, promising a perfect life for everyone.  However, Winston begins to contemplate a life outside The Party. Join us in the discussions that will examine Winston’s choices, how they affect his life and livelihood, as well as the issues that relate to the era in which it was written and today. Please “Like” SCC Common Read on Facebook and attend our events and discussions. Your input to the conversation is valued and welcomed.

Irene Larason and Dionne Hicks

Chairs for the SCC Common Read Team


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Course(s) at SCC Related to this Book

Appalachian Studies
College Reading
Criminal Justice
English 101
Political Science
Sociology 101

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Previous Common Read Books:

2017-2018 - Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
2016-2017 -
Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
- The Work by Wes Moore
2015 - All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg