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Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed  Their Lives Forever: Rosser, Kareem: 9781250270863: Books


Book Reveal 2022

Book Reveal Press Release


Common Read Program

Each year, Honors champions a campus and community Common Read experience. This initiative is designed to bring together people from all areas of campus and the Brookings community to learn, discuss and engage a singular, impactful book and associated themes.

The Common Read started in 2009. It was originally designed to raise the level of academic challenge at SDSU, enhance our awareness of diverse perspectives, increase faculty and student interaction, encourage serve and promote enriching, engaging educational experiences both in and outside class.

The Common Read Committee is a group of students, faculty, staff and community members who plan and implement the Common Read experience each year. The group selects the book, provides training for faculty and staff who will be teaching the book and plans numerous events designed to encourage participation and employ critical thinking around the text. 

Throughout the fall semester, the Common Read Committee partners with the Brookings Human Rights Commission and other campus and community groups to sponsor and support Common Read events on campus and within the Brookings community. These strong partnerships garner a large amount of  campus and community support and involvement with the Common Read. - Honors College Common Read Webpage

About the Author

Image of Kareem Rosser

"Kareem Rosser is from Philadelphia, PA. He received a BA in economics from Colorado State University (CSU). While at CSU, he led his collegiate polo team to a national polo championship. At the same time, he was honored as the Intercollegiate polo player of the year. After graduation, Kareem began working as a financial analyst at an asset management firm. Also, he serves as the Executive Director of a non-profit fundraising arm called Friends of Work to Ride."


Find it at Briggs

Briggs Library has several copies of "Crossing the Line" available for check-out. 4 copies are on reserve and can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time. Ask for one at the main desk. We also have an e-audiobook available to be checked out using the link below. Here's a tutorial to help with troubleshooting:

2022 Common Read Events

  • Horses and Healing--Monday, August 29th at 5:30 p.m. (Raven Precision Agriculture 176)
  • Meet the Horses of SDSU –Monday, August 29th, at 6:30 p.m. (SDSU Horse Unit)
  • Campus and Community Common Read Kickoff –Tuesday, August 30th at 6 p.m. (Club 71)
  • Pondering Place: Understanding the Common Read Through Physical Location –Wednesday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m. (American Indian Student Center Classroom)
  • Defining Family--Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Rotunda D)
  • Writing as Reflection--Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m. (Rotunda D)
  • Common Read Panel: Balancing Act –Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. (Rotunda D)
  • Film Screening of Pride –Saturday, October 15th, 10 a.m. (Brookings Cinema 8)
  • Griffith Honors Forum Lecture: Kareem Rosser --Tuesday, November 1st, 7 p.m. (Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center)
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