Sam Bracken, author of My Orange Duffel Bag, shared his life story with students during a convocation on Tuesday, October 8 at Kennesaw State University; hundreds of students and faculty members attended. The audience listened as Bracken talked about being abandoned at age 15, battling homelessness, poverty, and abuse to successfully earn a full-ride football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Members of the KSU community were inspired. Continue reading
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This week, author Sam Bracken was featured as the opening speaker at Louisburg College’s kickoff celebration for the school’s 225th anniversary week. My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change was selected as the college’s common reading title, and author Sam Bracken went to visit the campus to share his story with faculty and students.
Faculty at Louisburg College have developed engaging assignments related to the book for their Crossroads Program, a program designed to get first-year students to explore not only how they learn, but also how they live their lives. Below is a sampling of assignments connected to the “My Orange Duffel Bag Project”:
- Decorate the Cover! Be creative. Decorate the cover of the notebook any way that you would like – it just needs to be decorate. You can draw, paint, cover, or do anything you think will make it look cool and look like you!
- First 10 Pages – these pages will serve as journal pages. Each class you will be given a topic to journal on and have some time to do this at the beginning of each class.
- Next 10 Pages – these pages are “YOU” pages. You should include anything that is important to you Continue reading
You may visit our YouTube page to browse all of the videos. For your convenience, we’ve also listed the links to the individual author talks (in speaking order) and the Author Q+A below:
- Sam Bracken, MY ORANGE DUFFEL BAG
- Peter Buffett, LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT
- Elizabeth Moon, THE SPEED OF DARK
- Darin Strauss, HALF A LIFE
- Blake Mycoskie, START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS
- Author Q&A