This exhibition showcases artwork and writing by UD students in response to the Fall 2023 First Year Common Reader, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, by Stephanie Land. Through varied formats including photographs, drawings, and poems, students engage with topics discussed in the book. They reflect on Land's experiences as a single mother living in poverty, as well as the systemic issues her experiences represent.

Students created these digital reflections after completing Knowledge House: A Self-Guided Exploration of the Library and Museums. Their work is informed by interactions with primary sources, artwork, and films related to Maid, as well as their use of library resources to research an issue of their choice. When students submitted their work, they elected to have it included in this exhibition and chose whether to have the work attributed with their full name, first name only, or anonymously.