Topic: The Peay Read
Clarksville, TN – When journalist Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his food came from and who produced it, he began an adventure that would take him around the world.
Now he travels the globe and shares the stories of the people he meets, educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve our world economy.
Written by Cresta McGowan, English teacher
Clarksville, TN – Each year, Austin Peay State University selects a novel for incoming freshman. This year the selection was “Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes” by Kelsey Timmerman.
The novel develops an understanding of the people and places that create the fashion we wear; as well as the global impact of the garment industry.
Clarksville, TN – A few years ago, the journalist Kelsey Timmerman saw his favorite T-shirt on a growing mound of dirty clothes, and he noticed the tag said it was made in Honduras. For the next few minutes, he worked his way through the pile, wondering where the other garments came from.
“This question inspired the quest that took me around the globe,” Timmerman wrote in the prologue of his best-selling book, “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Clothes.”
Clarksville, TN – One afternoon in 2002, Luma Mufleh made a simple wrong turn that ended up changing her life and the lives of an entire refugee community outside of Atlanta.
She was on an unfamiliar street in the town of Clarkston, GA, looking to do a little grocery shopping, when she happened to spot a pickup soccer game in a parking lot. The young players, from war-torn countries like Sudan and Afghanistan, reminded Mufleh of her own childhood playing soccer in Jordan.
APSU “Peay Read” Book Selection will be discussed at Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library for the First Time
Clarksville, TN – Dr. Linda Davis of APSU will lead a discussion of the “Peay Read” selection, the novel Saints at the River by Ron Rash at a special gathering of “Let’s Talk Books” at noon on Monday, September 9th.
The Peay Read is the collaborative reading program at Austin Peay that provides a common reading experience for APSU 1000 students. It is designed to provide a sense of community for these students and to enhance their academic experience.
APSU’s The Peay Read features ‘Saints at the River’ author Ron Rash speaking in the Dunn Center September 26th
Clarksville, TN – One of the highlights of Austin Peay State University’s annual reading initiative, The Peay Read, is the special presentation from the book’s author.
The common reading assignment for the Fall 2013 semester is “Saints at the River” by Ron Rash, who will speak at 7:00pm, Thursday, September 26th in the Dunn Center at APSU. The talk is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow his talk.
Clarksville, TN – This summer, Austin Peay State University will welcome new students who will register for classes and pick up one of their books that will serve as the common reading assignment for Fall 2013 semester.
The new book is “Saints at the River” by Ron Rash, and the community also is invited to read the book and participate in the campus events and book discussions beginning in September. New student orientation and registration will begin May 18th and continue throughout the summer. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Peay Read is APSU’s collaborative reading program that chooses one title each year to be read by incoming freshman — with the author of the book coming to campus to speak in September.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will be participating in the Peay Read this year by supplying 20 copies of this year’s title, “Saints at the River” in a display near the circulation desk. Library patrons are invited to read the book and attend the Peay Read event keynote speech by the author. «Read the rest of this article»
His book “The Other Wes Moore” is about himself and another kid who were both named Wes Moore, who were born blocks apart within a year of each other. They both grew up fatherless, in similar Baltimore neighborhoods, and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police.
Clarksville, TN – Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police.
How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
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