The CU Boulder Buffs One Read fosters intellectual community and cultural exchange among students, faculty, and staff.

It establishes a unifying theme for the year that serves as a basis for classroom discussion, programming, social and civic development, and connection to campus.

Read with us

We invite all members of the CU and Boulder communities to join us in reading this year's title, American Like Me.

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

 In American Like Me, America Ferrera invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all.

About the authors
The book shares stories of what it means to be American from thirty-two contributors. Learn more about these voices of America, including actors, comedians, entrepreneurs, writers, politicians, athletes, artists and more. Read more about the authors

About the editor

America Ferrera, Photo by Adam FranzinoAmerica Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. More about America Ferrera

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