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Common Read at CC 2021-22

This guide accompanies the book for CC's Common Read Program.

Common Read at CC

This guide will help inform readers of this year's Common Read, NO Ashes in the Fire and provides background on the author, Darnell L. Moore. 

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The purpose of the Common Read Program at Colorado College is to create a common intellectual experience for incoming undergraduate students, to introduce them to our core values as an academic community, and to teach them how to engage as members of our community of scholars.

View the Reading Guide with links to Interviews With & Articles By Darnell L. Moore and Book Reviews

Author Darnell L. Moore

Darnell L. Moore, Wikipedia

He is an award-winning writer and activist, a leader in the Movement for Black Lives, and a tireless advocate for justice and liberation.

Darnell received the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the American Conference on Diversity for his advocacy in the City of Newark.

He is the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Academic Leadership Award from Rutgers University LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center for his contributions to developing the Queer Newark Oral History Project.

He received the 2013 Angel Award from Gay Men of African Descent.

He received the 2014 Gentleman of the Year Award from the Gentlemen’s Foundation.

He was listed as a one of Planned Parenthood’s Top 99 Dream Keepers in 2015, was featured in USA Today’s #InTheirOwnWords multimedia feature on contemporary civil rights activists, and was named among EBONY Magazines's 2015 Power 100 list.

2019 Lammys LGBTQ Book Award winning memoir -   For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

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