Peter Jacobs (Business Insider) has compiled a list of this year’s assigned books, from top colleges, that incoming freshmen are required to read. “The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.” Here are highlighted titles:

Princeton University: Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude Steele

Duke University: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel

Stanford University: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson, This Boy’s Life, by Tobias Wolff, and Cane River, by Lalita Tademy.

Tufts University: Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, by Eboo Patel

Northwestern University: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King

Cornell University: Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

University of Pennsylvania: The Big Sea, by Langston Hughes

Columbia University: The Iliad, by Homer

Johns Hopkins University: The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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