Common Reads

Outcasts United has been selected by over forty colleges as a common freshman read since 2009.  The book was also selected as a common read for the community reading programs  One Book, One San Diego; One Maryland, One Book; Roswell (GA) Reads; Concord (NH) Reads; Eden Prairie (MN) Reads, and Malden (MA) Reads among others.

You can find high school and college lesson plans on the "Resources for Teachers" page. Also, here is short video in which author Warren St. John discusses how themes in the book relate to the ideas of community and connection among diverse populations.

Also, check out a list of best practices others have implemented while using Outcasts as a common read.