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The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging: Welcome to The Skin Between Us

Welcome to the 2016-17 Common Read

Thursday November 17th : Meet the Author, Kym Ragusa  - 11:00 am in Cla200

Thursday November 17th : Round Table Discussion  - 12:30 pm in Student Center Dining Room

The goal of the common read is for every student to gain a new perspective about the power of the human spirit and their own resilience!

To view all upcoming Common Read events, click here.

Welcome to The 2016-17 Common Read Program!



"She never sugar-coats, but neither does she indulge in rancor or endless complaining about dysfunctional family dynamics." - Kirkus Reviews (Mar. 15, 2006)


"...the particulars of Ragusa's story reveal the universal anxiety about belonging and about finding a home in America." - Hazel Rochman, Booklist (May 1, 2006)

Accessibility Statement

For instructions on accessibility of this book for students with print disabilities please contact:


Professor Sharon Massey,

Coordinator of Disabilities Services, Library G47,, (914) 606-6626

Author Visit : Thur Nov 17th @ 11:00 in Cla200

The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of of Race, Beauty, and Belonging by Kym Ragusa

Cover of The Skin Between Us

Photo credit: W.W. Norton