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Common Reading Program Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

Resources for Instructors

General resources

NPR Stories on Honor Killings

WSU Libraries resources

WSU Libraries staff members have built a library guide about I Am Malala that includes a list of key names, events, and concepts/ideas for each chapter.

They are also preparing a guide for residence hall staff listing types of activities and information sessions available at A request form is available at

Libraries will teach information literacy sessions to English Composition courses (using the Common Reading as needed) and to Roots of Contemporary Issues students; for the latter, a set of online tutorials will be available to aid in the completion of four Library Research Assignments.

Workshops are offered on a number of topics, as explained at

From the Director

This year’s Common Reading book, I Am Malala, and its author, Malala Yousafzai, have become well known throughout the world. The book has won awards on its own and generated considerable acclaim for its author.

A wealth of resources is available to all who seek information on the story as well as ideas for successful related teaching projects.

Please feel free to explore the following material.  I hope the references will inspire you to build an exciting teaching plan as you use the book to introduce topics related to your course.  I look forward to learning about your successes.

—Karen Weathermon, Common Reading Program Co-Director