The Common Book Project’s mission

The Common Book Project’s Mission

The mission of the Common Book Project is to encourage students to broaden their personal perspectives through participation in university discourse among faculty and students around a common text (Common Book website.)

All VT Engage Common Book discussion guides are free to the public. Please download, adapt, and use! Please give VT Engage credit when using the guides.


The Heart and the Fist

For the 2015-16 and 2016-17 selection, the committee chose The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. Associate Director for Global Engagement, Eliza Wethey, has contributed a discussion guide for this book.


Little Princes

For the 2013-14 and 2014-15 selections the committee chose Little Princes by Conor Grennan. Three faculty members from VT Engage contributed discussion guides to the 2013-14 Common Book Project: Michele James-Deramo, Jacob Grohs, and Dr. Gary Kirk.