Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis and co-creator of the award-winning 2007 animated film adaptation, will be kicking off her U.S. speaking tour October 15th in Washington, D.C. Her coming-of-age graphic memoir has been one of the most popular Common Reading choices nationwide with over 95 university adoptions. The story of growing up in Revolutionary Iran, it is both accessible for a variety of reading levels and profoundly relevant to American students’ rapidly expanding worldviews. Continue reading
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Concordia College in Moorhead, MN has picked Eboo Patel’s Acts of Faith as a common reading title again for a second year. Whereas the book had been selected as a “summer read” a previous year at Concordia, the college is excited to launch its first ever campus-wide “Big Read” program, beginning with Acts of Faith! This text will be read among all incoming freshmen for the 2012-13 school year.
Acts of Faith is Eboo Patel’s remarkable account of a coming of age and learning to understand what led him toward religious pluralism rather than hatred. His story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people, and to the notion that we find the fulfillment of our identities in the work we do in the world.