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UNC Press Freshman Year Reading Program

UNC Press publishes a wide variety of books that align with the core purpose of college and university programs across the country — to support students in transition, promote engaging conversations, explore diverse perspectives, and foster community.

Feel free to browse this page and our category links — you’re sure to find a title that will fit perfectly with your First Year Experience (FYE) program.

Significant discounts are available for bulk purchases. We’re also happy to guide your book selections and make recommendations.

For more information or questions, please contact Dino Battista at dinobattista@uncpress.org.

FREQUENTLY ADOPTED TITLES

Virginia 1619

Virginia 1619

Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall, James Horn

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Shelter in a Time of Storm

Shelter in a Time of Storm

How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Jelani M. Favors

Gone Home

Gone Home

Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

All the Agents and Saints

All the Agents and Saints

Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Derrick E. White

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand

A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

Race and Redemption in the New South

Osha Gray Davidson

The Mismeasure of Minds

The Mismeasure of Minds

Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph

An Anthropology of Marxism

An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson, H. L. T. Quan, Avery F. Gordon

Starstruck in the Promised Land

Starstruck in the Promised Land

How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision

Barbara Ransby

Stone Free

Stone Free

Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967

Jas Obrecht

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

The Secret World of Red Wolves

The Secret World of Red Wolves

The Fight to Save North America's Other Wolf

T. DeLene Beeland

Transforming the Elite

Transforming the Elite

Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools

Michelle A. Purdy

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Traci Parker

Freedom Farmers

Freedom Farmers

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White, LaDonna Redmond

Poll Power

Poll Power

The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Evan Faulkenbury

Black Food Geographies

Black Food Geographies

Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Not Straight, Not White

Not Straight, Not White

Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin Mumford

The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The President's Kitchen Cabinet

The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Adrian Miller

The Promise of Patriarchy

The Promise of Patriarchy

Women and the Nation of Islam

Ula Yvette Taylor