Police brutality and racial inequality are hot-button topics that have drawn a lot of attention. Last season several NFL players kneeled in protest during the national anthem. The authors of the book selected for the One Book, One Campus program for incoming freshmen, “All American Boys,” dives further into those topics and offers first-hand experiences of the authors.
On August 24, the One Book committee will be hosting an Orientation event at the library. Entitled “Bibliomarauding,” this hands-on event will incorporate game elements to help introduce students to the idea that One Book seeks to create a “One Campus” environment through a common read.
The Millersville University (MU) One Book program introduces students to college life, promotes reading and discussion and supports interdisciplinary exploration. In addition, it creates opportunities for learning outside and inside the classroom and encourages student, staff and community engagement and identification as active participants of an intellectual community.
The committee selected “All American Boys” as the 2017 – 2018 first-year book read for incoming freshmen, and that book will continue for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Last spring the book’s authors, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely visited the MU campus and participated in two class visits before holding a keynote event at the Student Memorial Center Reighard Multipurpose Room that was attended by around 300 people. Reynolds visited Dr. Kim McCollum-Clark’s English 110 class while Kiely visited Dr. Kerrie Farkas’ English 346, Writing for Civic Engagement class.
For more updates on One Book events related to “All American Boys” this year, visit the One Book blog at https://blogs.millersville.edu/oboc/about-oboc-at-mu/.