Common Reading

NCC's Common Reading for 2018-2019

Behold the Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers is the 2016 debut novel by Imbolo Mbue.  The novel details the experiences of two New York City families during the 2008 financial crisis: an immigrant family from Cameroon, the Jonga family, and their wealthy employers, the Edwards family.

Author Imnolo Mbues' Visit Will Be in November 2018

 Cover art for the novel Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Cover designed by Jaya Miceli and features the novel's title and author's name handwritten over a wooden background painted with a repeating triangular pattern in contrasting colors. Small monochrome drawings of New York City landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, separate the novel's title from the author's name.