When members of the class of of 2020 arrive at Northern Arizona University in August, they will engage in thoughtful discussion on The Underground Girls of Kabul — Jenny Nordberg’s powerful and moving account of young girls who dress as boys in deeply segregated Afghanistan where girls have almost no rights and little freedom.
NAU has created materials to augment discussions: a chapter map to parse out topics and connect them to the text; a flier complete with author Jenny Nordberg’s campus visit information to promote the book and support discussion leaders; and a bookmark with title information.
Click here to read more about The Underground Girls of Kabul.
Click here for more information on the author’s speaking arrangements.
Click here to learn about similar materials that NAU created for their 2015 Common Reading program feature Bryan Stevenson and Just Mercy.
Penguin Random House recently hosted its Fifth Annual Common Reading Advisory Board Summit in Orlando, one day prior to the 2016 Conference on the First-Year Experience®.
Knopf Doubleday, Penguin Group USA, Macmillan, and HarperCollins are thrilled to feature the following authors the upcoming 34th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience® in Dallas, TX:
• Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
• Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
• Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of los Cocuyos
• Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
Complimentary copies of all of these books will be made available and signings will follow dinner.
This exclusive event for common reading committee members and instructors will take place Saturday, February 7th at 7:45 PM in Dallas Ballroom Salon E. Click here for the official invitation.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by email.