Open Book Initiative
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Open Book is a campus-wide, common-reading initiative for First-Year students which begins at Orientation and progresses through the academic year. From fall to spring, a number of activities complement the open book project including small-group book discussions, films and speakers.
Peer Mentors and a number of E-town faculty and staff members read the book along with the first-year students and will lead the discussion groups.
2013 Selection: Creating a Room to Read
For educated Westerners, it is inconceivable to imagine a life without books, or to imagine children not being able to read at a 1st-grade level. Yet, there are 793 million people on our planet who cannot read.
-- Education Digest review of Creating a Room to Read
This year's selection is Creating a Room to Read, a memoir by John Wood. After a lucrative career at Microsoft, Wood founded Room to Read, a nonprofit that promotes education, gender equality and literacy worldwide.
Creating a Room to Read , Wood's second book on his nonprofit, explores Room to Read's mission and efforts--and it's challenges moving forward, such as managing expansions, raising money in a collapsing economy and expanding its mission from building libraries to publishing books for children who do not have books in their native language.