Agnes Reads

What is the Agnes Read for 2015-2016?

Last summer we asked all Agnes Scott College students, faculty, staff and alumnae to read Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This inspiring book analyzes power imbalances and systematic/cultural factors that result in gender oppression. Highlighted throughout the book are successful strategies women adopt to create change in their lives and in the lives of others.  

It was very well received and we are considering asking the incoming students to read it as well!  We are currently still working out the details, but we will update this page as soon as we sort it all out.   

Past Agnes Reads Selections

Past Agnes Reads books have included The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer, Outcasts United by Warren St. John and Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman.


Casey Long, Co-chair of the Agnes Reads Committee, is your current contact for the Agnes Reads. She can be contacted at

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