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Code Girls: Library Resource Guide: Welcome

What is the Common Read?

All students, faculty, and staff read the selected literary work and participate in various opportunities throughout the academic year to engage in scholarly inquiry, broaden and deepen their understanding and responsiveness to social problems, promote dialogue and interdisciplinary exchanges, and seek opportunities to put the new learning into action.

Faculty members integrate the common read into each course for the academic year, inviting the students to explore the same piece of work through multiple lenses, an approach consistent with the liberal arts tradition.

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About the Author

Liza Mundy is the New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls and three other non-fiction works. She has worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and contributed to numerous publications including The Atlantic, TIME, The New Republic, Slate, Mother Jones, and The Guardian. She is a frequent commentator on countless prominent national television, radio, and online news outlets and has positioned herself at the  New America Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, as one of the nation's foremost experts on women and work issues.

She has won awards for essays, profiles, and science writing from the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, The Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. She was a 2003 Kaiser Foundation Media Fellow and a 2005 Media Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Mundy has an AB from Princeton University and an MA in English literature from the University of Virginia. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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2020-2021 Selection: Code Girls:The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Also available through the library as an Ebook