At Lafayette, we try to orient you to our intellectual community by introducing you to the conversations and debates that will be occurring on campus through a common reading. This year’s reading, written by author Ta-Nehisi Coates is a memoir of written letters to his son, portraying his own experience in the evolution of race. Please purchase a copy of BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (ISBN: 978-1925240702) and start enjoying it! During orientation and beyond, you will engage in conversations with peers, Lafayette faculty, and Easton community members to discuss the novel and explore the relevance of a liberal arts education in today’s world.