Alicia Marksberry
KU Libraries

Nominations for the 2023-24 KU Common Book now open

Tue, 09/06/2022

LAWRENCE — Nominations for the 2023-24 KU Common Book are now open. All members of the University of Kansas community are invited to participate by suggesting book recommendations through the online nomination form.

Young man reading 2022-23 KU Common Book.The KU Common Book program is a campuswide initiative that creates a shared conversation, builds community and encourages intellectual engagement about important issues in today’s world. The Common Book is not specific to a certain discipline and is instead intended to be flexible for its inclusion in a wide range of academic programs and courses. 

The KU Common Book Selection Committee, made up of students, faculty and staff, reviews the nominations and makes a recommendation for selection. The committee’s thorough review of nominated books will take place during the fall semester, with a final selection of next year’s book announced in January.

The chosen text will be integrated into classes and co-curricular programming as a way to engage with the book’s central topic through the lens of a variety of disciplines. Common Book events will take place across campus throughout the academic year.

All members of the KU community are encouraged to nominate a book. Those not chosen this cycle will be considered for future years.

To learn more about the Common Book program or the selection process, please visit the Common Book website or email

— Story by Abdullah Al-Awhad 

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