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American Like Me: CU Families Edition: Buffs One Read 2021-22

This guide extends the 2021-2022 CU One Read conversation around the book American Like Me to CU and Community Families.


Hello! This guide is adapted for CU families and community members to include all-ages activities and materials related to the 2021-2022 CU Boulder Buffs One Read, American Like Me, edited by America Ferrera. The CU Boulder Buffs One Read fosters intellectual community and cultural exchange among students, faculty, and staff. It establishes a unifying theme for the year that serves as a basis for classroom discussion, programming, social and civic development, and connection to campus. We hope you enjoy these activities and the conversations they spark!

About the editor

America Ferrara photographAmerica Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. In 2016 Ferrera cofounded HARNESS, an organization connecting storytellers and activists to amplify the cultural narrative around social justice. She speaks throughout the country as an advocate for human and civil rights and was the opening speaker at the monumental Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. 

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CU affiliates (students, staff, and faculty) are able to access free copies of American Like Me through the University Libraries. Community members may access the book through Boulder Public Library or by acquiring a CU Friends of the Library membership to the University Libraries.

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