Pirate Read: ECU's Common Read Program

Wes Moore visited the ECU campus on Tuesday, October 21 to share his story and talk with students. He spoke with small groups of students during the afternoon and gave a presentation in Wright Auditorium that evening.
Wes Moore
Read the article from ECU News Services about the visit.

Visit Joyner Library's Library Research Guide for the book.

Visit the "The Other Wes Moore" website.

Wes Moore

About the Pirate Read

A committee of faculty, staff and students selects the book and coordinates activities with departments within academic and student affairs.

Prior to the start of their first semester at East Carolina University, incoming students are expected to read a common book. The purposes of the summer read program are to:

  • Orient students to the academic community by encouraging intellectual dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Prepare students for the college-level environment.
  • Allow students to share a common reading experience with fellow classmates, faculty, and staff.
  • Enable students and faculty to discuss ideas from the book across the curriculum.

Past Pirate Read Selections

  • 2013 - It Happened on the Way to War (Rye Barcott)
  • 2012 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
  • 2011 - Picking Cotton (Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo)
  • 2010 - The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Edited by Dave Eggers)
  • 2009 - Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin)
  • 2008 - My Freshman Year (Rebekah Nathan)

Pirate Read

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