Skip to main content

Get Your One Book!

One Book 2020 Selection - Educated


Calling all readers!

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent. Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

After that first encounter with education, Westover pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009 and in 2014 was awarded a PhD in history. Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center, working on projects related to media and political polarization.

A limited number of books will be avaialble for students, facutly, and staff during the Spring 2021 semester. Please visit this website later this semester for more information. 

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you at the One Book Lecture that will now be taking place during the Fall 2021 semester on September 9, 2021.