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First Year Book

Each year, Flagler selects a book that will provide a foundation for a common academic experience among incoming students. Students are mailed a copy of the book the summer before the fall term, along with a welcome letter from Flagler’s President. The book is utilized during both Academic Sessions at the Building Your Legacy Orientation, as well as a common text in the First Year Seminar.

2018-2019 Selection

This year’s proposed selection is American War by Omar El Akkad. The book chronicles a fictional America of 2074 when a second American Civil War has broken out, oil is outlawed, and Louisiana is half under water. Readers will follow members of the Sarat family as they navigate the dangers of this new place, both personally and politically.

Freshmen and Transfer students will be mailed a copy of the book before arrival to campus.

Fall 2019 Selection 

The fall 2019 book selection will be announced this spring 2019. 

Contact Us

Jill Dawson | Director of the First Year Experience Program and Co-Curricular Coordinator

FirstYear@Flagler.edu