Reading Guide and Other Resources

The College of Charleston selected Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow as the 2019-2020 The College Reads! book selection.

Interactive Reading Guide for Rising Out of Hatred 

College of Charleston Library Guide for Rising Out of Hatred

Author website: https://www.elisaslow.com/

Derek Black's USA Today opinon peace after El Paso, TX shooting:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/07/el-paso-shooting-white-supremacy-donald-trump-column/1933421001/

Derek Black’s New York Times opinion piece renouncing white nationalism: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/opinion/sunday/why-i-left-white-nationalism.html

New York Times podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/podcasts/the-daily/former-white-nationalist-derek-black.html

Alternate Format Information

When attending Orientation, you will receive a copy of Rising Out of Hatred:  The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by author Eli Saslow, the 2019-2020 book selection for The College Reads! program.  Alternate format books (e.g., audio, large print, braille) are available as an academic accommodation for students with a qualified learning disability or visual impairment, and The College Reads! is no exception. 

If you received an Individualized Education Program (IEP), a 504 Plan, or a Summary of Performance (SOP) in high school, you may qualify to receive this book in alternate format.  To begin the registration process with the Center for Disability Services, please visit http://disabilityservices.cofc.edu/ or contact us at 843.953.1431 or SNAP@cofc.edu.

If you prefer to read pleasure books in alternate format (e.g., audio), you are encouraged to visit these free and low cost resources where you will find Rising Out of Hatred:  The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.

Free

  • Your town or county public library might have this as an e-book or audiobook.

Low Cost Options


Previous Reading Guides and Resources

2018-2019

The College of Charleston selected The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  

The interactive reading guide for The Hate U Give.    

Author website:  http://angiethomas.com/

2017-2018

The College of Charleston selected The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman.

The interactive reading guide for The Big Thirst.

Convocation Projects for The Big Thirst

2016-2017

The College of Charleston selected The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas. 

The interactive reading guide for The True American.

TED Talk: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided (19:23)

2015-2016
The College of Charleston selected Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson.  

The interactive reading guide for Freedom Summer.

2014-2015
The College of Charleston selected The Good Soldier by David Finkel.  You can view interactive reading guide for The Good Soldiers.

View the library research guide for this year's College Reads! selection, The Good Soldiers! 
This guide compiles a variety of information and sources that will help you with your research needs pertaining to this novel by David Finkel. 

2013-2014

The College of Charleston selected the graphic novel Fun Home.  You can view the interactive reading guide for Fun Home.  

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