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New Student Book Experience 2018 Selection: Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Academic Engagement and Transition Program would like to announce this years selection for the New Student Book Experience is “Kindred” by Octavia Butler.

Kindred is about Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin. ~ Amazon

The Academic Engagement and Transition Program would like to thank all of those who attended our New Student Book Experience event with Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of “Half the Sky” on November 1.

We would also like to especially thank our partners in this event whose assistance made this program possible: the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Social Sciences Forum, Student Life and the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

A special thank you to Professor Emeritus Dr. Mary Rivkin for sharing Half the Sky bookmarks with our attendees.

We also would like to thank Ms. WuDunn who stayed afterwards to sign her book for all students, faculty and staff.
Pictures from the event can be found here.