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Wichita State Common Read 2022: Notes From a Young Black Chef

Notes From a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein

WSU Common Reads 2022-2023

Wichita State Common Read

The Wichita State Common Read was initiated by the Office of First Year Programs to provide students a common experience in their first year at Wichita State University. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Wichita State Common Read program has selected Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua Stein. As a common read experience, all new students receive a copy of Notes from a Young Black Chef at student orientation and the novel will be  incorporated into classes such as WSU 101 and Honors 101 as well as various programs outside of the classroom.

Please join us in Ablah Library for a book discussion! We hope all first-year seminar instructors can come, but everyone is welcome to join us. Held at 1:30 on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Ablah Library. See the University Libraries Events calendar for details and registration. 


  • Civic Leadership Living Learning Community - For campus residents with any major, this community is focused on engagement, leadership, service, and civic duty. Learn more at the Civic Leadership Living Learning Community webpage. 
  • First-Year Seminar - These are unique, three-credit hour courses designed specifically for new students and part of the General Education program. Seminar topics cover a broad range of issues. Learn more on the Class Schedules webpage.
  • Honors 101 - An introduction to the university, this course is designed specifically for first-year students to prepare them to succeed in college. Find more information at the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College
  • Department of English - All 100-level English composition classes will include the current WSU Reads book in coursework. Learn more about these classes.
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