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Over the past weeks, Talk of the Nation has been asking for the books you think should be required reading for all college freshmen. Here are ten of your suggestions.

In recent years, a growing number of colleges and universities have begun assigning "common reads" — books that all incoming freshmen must read over the summer and prepare to discuss in their first week on campus.

In the past weeks, Talk of the Nation has featured several of this year's popular freshmen reads, including The Other Wes Moore and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

We also asked for the books you think should be required reading for all college freshmen. You wrote back with more than 70 suggestions for books about the environment, war and peace, religion, race in America and more. Below are ten of your recommendations.

[Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]



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