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Bearkat Like Me

Nov. 18, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney

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Book CoverHow are you “American Like Me”? 

In the dedication page of this year’s SHSU Common Reader, “American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures”, editor America Ferrera describes that the purpose of the book is for “every child to seek, and find, reflections of your deep worth and truest value."

We asked Bearkats to describe their “American Like Me” stories and to reflect on their truest values in short video vignettes. See what they had to say.

What makes you a Bearkat? 

Makiya Owens (COCJ)

Lisa Shen (Library) 

Edwin Cantu (Student Activities) 

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The SHSU Common Reader program supports faculty and staff with a robust framework of options to bring the book to life for students. This year’s programming will feature student, faculty, and staff experiences on topics of American culture. For more information contact us at



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