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Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

2005/2006 Books

Welcome to the website of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College's Book-of-the-Semester Project. This semester, as we read Memoir of a Visionary, Antonia Pantoja's autobiography, we will have the opportunity to consider how this prominent individual found the courage to better her own situation in life while marshaling at the same time the forces needed to improve the plight of her own people, Puerto Ricans here in the United States and on their island home in the Caribbean. This self-declared "Nuyorican" invites us to become travel companions with her in her personal journey as she undergoes a process of self-evaluation in her memoir.

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Site

 

 

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Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

2005/2006 Books

Welcome to the website of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Book-of-the-Semester Project. This year, as we read Sarah’s Key, a novel written by Tatiana de Rosnay, we will continue to ask ourselves what we can do in order to “embrace our neighbors” with compassion and be better human beings.  Last year’s discussions inspired by the reading of Listening Is an Act of Love.  A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project (Dave Isay, editor) and This Voice in My Heart.  A Runner’s Memoir of Genocide, Faith and Forgiveness (Gilbert Tuhabonye) should therefore prove to be good preparation for our reading of Sarah’s Key.

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 Site

 

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

2005/2006 Books

Welcome to the website of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Book-of-the-Semester Project. This year, as we continue to explore the theme of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION in more depth, we will read Listening Is an Act of Love. A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project (Dave Isay, editor) in the fall semester and This Voice in My Heart. A Runner’s Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness (Gilbert Tuhabonye) in the spring semester.

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 Site

 

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

2005/2006 Books

Welcome to the website of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Book-of-the-Semester Project. This semester, we will read John Guare’s play, Six Degrees of Separation.

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 Site

 

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

2005/2006 Books

Welcome to the web site of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Book-of-the Semester Project.  You are invited to embark upon a reading journey of great significance.  This year, as we consider a theme that warrants our closest attention – ON ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN LIFE – we will read two awe-inspiring memoirs:  The Measure of a Man.  A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier (Fall Semester) and Days of Grace.  A Memoir by Arthur Ashe (Spring Semester). 

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2007 - Spring 2008 Site

 

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

2006/2007 Books

You are invited to embark once more on another inspiring reading journey. We consider a theme that deserves our closest attention - CROSSING CULTURAL BOUNDARIES - we will read two award-winning novels: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (Fall 2006) and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (Spring 2007). Both authors are aware of the difficulties that children with bilingual and bicultural backgrounds face as they grow up in their parents' "adopted" country, and this is the thematic backdrop for both of these works of fiction.Book-of-the-Semester

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 Site

 

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

2005/2006 Books

Welcome to Book-of-the-Semester Project. Buckle your seatbelts as you embark on an exciting adventure inviting you to read and explore the meaning of two plays: Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People (Fall 2005) and Arthur Miller's All My Sons (Spring 2006).

Book-of-the-Semester Project for Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 Site