UCSB Reads 2021 Sneak Peek

The UCSB Reads Committee has announced its shortlist of titles under consideration for UCSB Reads 2021. This year, in recognition of the extraordinary and necessary attention to race in this country, all the titles grapple with race. The list includes memoirs, a novel, a book of poetry, and for the first time ever, a podcast.

Watch Now: Sea Level Rise and our Local Marshlands

In lieu of planned tours of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh and the Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dr. Andrew Brooks, Director of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, UC Natural Reserve System, and Charles Lester, Director of the Ocean & Coastal Policy Center at the Marine Science Institute, provide insight on how sea level rise will affect these local habitats via a video talk in conjunction with UCSB Reads 2020.   

UCSB Reads 2020 Sneak Peek!

This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2020 book. 
 
The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the five titles that make up the short list for 2020 consideration. The selections are (in no particular order):
 
1. "The Fifth Season" by N.K. Jemisin
2. "The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
3. "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" by Elizabeth Rush
4. "The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable" by Amitav Ghosh 

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