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Summer Reading For The College-BoundEnlarge this image Elissa Nadworny/NPR Elissa Nadworny/NPRMadison Catrett, 18, grew up in south Georgia — in a town about 30 miles from Tallahassee.
Luckily, she and other Duke freshmen have a built-in conversation starter: the reading they’ve all been assigned — Richard Blanco’s Prince of Los Cocuyos.
Schools often call it their common reading program; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in.
What does the summer of 2017 have in store for college students?
Her high school was mostly white, Christian, and conservative — a place “where education is not as important as football,” says Catrett.

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