Common Read 2020-2021

FIT Common Read Program 2020-21Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture & Identity

In this deeply inspiring book, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America.

Spurred by the realization that they had nearly completed high school without hearing any substantive discussion about racism in school, the two young women deferred college admission for a year to collect first-person accounts of how racism plays out in this country every day—and often in unexpected ways. 

About the Authors

Winona Guo is a social entrepreneur, student activist, co-founder of CHOOSE, and author of Tell Me Who You Are (Penguin Random House, June 2019). She will graduate from Harvard College in 2022.

Priya Vulchi is a social entrepreneur, student activist, co-founder of CHOOSE, and author of Tell Me Who You Are (Penguin Random House, June 2019). She will graduate from Princeton University in 2022.  


2020-21 Common Read Selection Committee

Dr. Shadia Sachedina, Associate Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students (Co-chair)
Dr. Patrick Knisley, Dean for the School of Liberal Arts (Co-chair)
Abigail Agnew, student, Fashion Business Management
Dr. Sarah Blazer, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of The Writing & Speaking Studio
Dr. Katelyn Prager, Assistant Professor, English and Communication Studies
Julia Jacquette, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Ruth Jeyaveeran, Assistant Professor, Textile/Surface Design
Dr. Tardis Johnson, Associate Dean for Student Academic Support, Academic Advisement
Madhumeeta Roy, Assistant Professor, Fashion Business Management
Carli Spina, Associate Professor and Librarian, Gladys Marcus Library
Kiara Williams, student, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries
Catlin Michael Wojtkowski, Counselor, Department of Student Life
Nedean Wilson, Director, Academic Advisement