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Northern Arizona creates online materials for common read, The Underground Girls of Kabul

9780307952493When 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.

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David Levithan Electrifies Crowd at Northern Arizona University

523b38233e43b preview-620 (3)More than 1,000 students, faculty and community members gathered at Northern Arizona University on September 16 to hear the author of New York Times Bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (Ember, September 2013), present on his book as part of the NAUreads program.  Partnering with Flagstaff Reads, the program has created a common book experience and encourages dialogue within the community.  More than 4,600 freshmen received complimentary copies of Levithan’s book during their orientation.  Local media covered the event.

Every Day, which follows a character named “A” who wakes up in a different body each day, challenges students to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s every-changing world. NAU students were prompted to “…think about what it means to be true to yourself and who you want to be as a student at Northern Arizona University. What expectations will guide you through you NAU journey?”

David Levithan will be speaking at the Random House 2014 First-Year Experience® Luncheon.

Click here to read an excerpt

Click here to learn more about NAUreads

To read the local newspaper’s coverage of the event, click here


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