Let's read together.

This summer, Rock Valley College's incoming students, staff and faculty are invited to take part in a shared intellectual experience by reading, sharing insights and considering new perspectives. 

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Rock Valley College
Summer Read 2023

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Tara Westover's Educated has been selected for RVC Summer Read 2023. Copies of the book will be available at the Estelle M. Black Library beginning in July and will be raffled as attendance prizes at summer events. To receive regular updates about the read, please fill out the form above or contact Alex Luft at a.luft@rockvalleycollege.edu.

The RVC Summer Read will culminate an a discussion and celebration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Estelle M. Black Library (map). Please register for the event through Eventbrite. 

The Read also includes online discussion forum throughout July and August in EAGLE. If you expect to have access to the EAGLE course and don't see it, please contact a.luft@rockvalleycollege.edu. 

The RVC Summer Read is supported by the RVC Bookworms, the First Year Experience office, the Estelle M. Black Library and the office of admissions.