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K-State Book Network (KSBN)

Family, Alumni, & Community

You don't have to be an incoming student at K-State to participate in our common reading program. Here are some things you can do with your friends and family.

Read the book

  • Purchase a copy online or from your local bookstore.

  • Borrow a paper copy from your public library.


  • Initiate a conversation with your incoming student about the book.

  • Start a book discussion or use Darius the Great is Not Okay in your book club. You use the ideas listed on our faculty resource page or come up with your own questions.

  • Check out book reviews and critical essays to help spark well-rounded discussion.

Get Involved

  • Explore the other resources of this website, including recommended books, movies, and websites.

  • Attend the events help on the K-State campus throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Check out travel agencies in your area and see how you can start a travel journey.

  • Volunteer and give back to your community through service. Ask local charities and non-profit organizations how you can help.

Do you have an idea you want to share? Email us at ksbn@k-state.edu and we’ll add it to the list.

~Adapted from Planning Your Community-Wide Read Guide, American Library Association