2020-2021 Common Read Initiative
Before We Were Yours
Wallace State Community College began the 13th annual Common Read Program in Fall 2021. The Common Read brings together students, faculty, and staff in discussions and activities centered on a new selection each year. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a fictionalized account based on a true story surrounding the Tennessee Children's Home Society and one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the WSCC Bookstore. Please join us in reading this great book even if it’s not required in your courses. Watch the WSCC calendar for postings about a variety of speakers and events related to the book.