With all the recent news about Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference,it is easy for us to explain to you all the reasons why the book, by New York Times journalist Warren St. John, will resonate with your students.
But how about hearing it from the author himself?
We’ve previously brought you video from Mr. St. John’s talk at our recent Sixth Annual Author Luncheon at the First-Year Experience Conference in Denver, Colorado. In a new video he once again addresses the impact this story can have on ever-diversifiying college campuses. The video also features video of the town of Clarkston, Georgia where the story of the Fugees is set, as well as footage of the Fugees and their coach.
Also check out this webpage by the Maryland Humanities Council, detailing their response to this intiguing story. Just a few weeks ago, CommonReads brought you the news that they had selected the book for their One Maryland, One Book program.
For more program feedback, visit our previous post featuring comments from Utah State University about why they’ve adopted the book as common reading for their 2010-2011 school year.
Outcasts United’s impact is farther reaching by the day. In a recent e-mail to Random House Academic, Warren St. John updated us on his itinerary. He will be appearing at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA on Tuesday, March 23rd and will be taking part in an event hosted by the International Rescue Committee. From there, Mr. St. John will be heading to Atlanta for Roswell Reads, the common reading program run by the Roswell Public Library, just outside the city.
Want Warren St. John to come to your school or library? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!