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This year's common read is Claudia Rankine's book, Citizen: An American Lyric. This title won the 2014 National Book Critics Award Circle Award for Poetry and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and Publishers Weekly. Rankine's book has been enthusiastically received as a poetic and critical examination of race at this time in America. Learn more about the author and the issues she addresses and illuminates by checking out the resources in this guide.
Curious about the author's life and views? These sources will help you learn more about Claudia Rankine.
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On Being Seen: An Interview with Claudia Rankine from Ferguson
The New Yorker, August 22, 2014, by Alexandra Schwartz
Poet Claudia Rankine On Latest Racial Violence: Interview
National Public Radio, July 9, 2016, by Lynn Neary