Shouldice Division Books

SHOULDICE DIVISION – Round 1

MATCHUP #1

The Mismeasure of Man

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Book title: The Mismeasure of Man

Book author(s)/editor(s): Stephen Jay Gould

Paperback price: $16

448 pages

Other formats available:

  • Audible audiobook: Yes
  • CD audiobook: Yes
  • Kindle: Yes

Used as common read elsewhere?

Unknown

Why do you think the LSSU Campus should read this book? How will it build community? start conversations? encourage social engagement? empower critical thinking?

No information provided

What kinds of campus programs do you imagine could be offered if this book was chosen as the LSSU Campus Read?

No information provided

Anything else you would like to add to support choosing this book as the next LSSU Campus Read title?

No information provided

VERSUS

Just Mercy

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Book title: Just Mercy

Book author(s)/editor(s): Bryan Stevenson

Paperback price: $12

368 pages

Other formats available:

  • Audible audiobook: Yes
  • CD audiobook: Yes
  • Kindle: Yes

Used as common read elsewhere?

75+ colleges/universities; Guides available

Why do you think the LSSU Campus should read this book? How will it build community? start conversations? encourage social engagement? empower critical thinking?

The book is about an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming to age, a moving picture of window into the lives of those he has defended, and inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. The particular case discussed in the book, one of his first cases, was that of Walter McMillian, a young man sentence to die for a notorious murder he insisted he did not commit. The case transformed the author’s understanding of mercy and justice forever.

What kinds of campus programs do you imagine could be offered if this book was chosen as the LSSU Campus Read?

I have not read the book but I am guessing it could fit into a variety of classes offered on campus, criminal justice, political science, chemistry/forensics, social/society issues, and probably some others I have not thought of.

Anything else you would like to add to support choosing this book as the next LSSU Campus Read title?

The book would also probably  portray the great social divide we have in our country and how unfair it can be at times.


MATCHUP #2

What the Eyes Don't See

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Book title: What the Eyes Don’t See

Book author(s)/editor(s): Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Paperback price: $12

384 pages

Other formats available:

  • Audible audiobook: Yes
  • CD audiobook: Yes
  • Kindle: Yes

Used as common read elsewhere?

Yes – 3 colleges/universities; Guide available

Why do you think the LSSU Campus should read this book? How will it build community? start conversations? encourage social engagement? empower critical thinking?

the flint water crisis and social engagement

What kinds of campus programs do you imagine could be offered if this book was chosen as the LSSU Campus Read?

water quality, Superior as a lake Superior as a University

VERSUS

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Book title: The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

Book author(s)/editor(s): Esme Weijun Wang

Paperback price: $11

224 pages

Other formats available:

  • Audible audiobook: Yes
  • CD audiobook: Yes
  • Kindle: Yes

Used as common read elsewhere?

Unknown

Why do you think the LSSU Campus should read this book? How will it build community? start conversations? encourage social engagement? empower critical thinking?

This collection of essays that explore the author’s mental health and diagnosis of mental illness contains prose that cuts to the bone. In The Collected Schizophrenias, Esme Weijung Wang explores her own experiences of psychosis with analytical tact and humorous, soulful, and honest stories in search for truth and healing. The anecdotes are balanced with data and provide a gripping perspective of schizo-affective disorder, social anxieties, bi-polar disorders, and depressions. This collection will provide students, community members, and faculty/scholars with extraordinarily effective language with which to discuss mental illness insight, symptoms, and treatment. This book is a powerful catalyst for interdisciplinary conversations and challenges how people with mental illness are perceived in the workplace, universities, medical field, social circumstances, and in media.

What kinds of campus programs do you imagine could be offered if this book was chosen as the LSSU Campus Read?

Public Forums, Mental Health Awareness Workshops, Community Share Boards, Art/Writing Response Contests, Clinical Data Analysis Workshops, Community Discussions that Evaluate Sault Mental Health Resources

Anything else you would like to add to support choosing this book as the next LSSU Campus Read title?

This is a recently published book and winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. The Collected Schizophrenias is #3 on the NY Times Print Nonfiction Best Sellers. It is affordable (~$16.00) and available as an audiobook performed by the author.

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