The Reddie Read
Henderson State University inaugurated its common book program in fall 2006 with Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. This program, called the Reddie Read, offers everyone on campus the opportunity to read and discuss the same book over the course of the semester. The Reddie Read program directly supports Henderson’s mission in that it assists students to “excel in a complex and changing world” through engagement in formal and informal discussions about issues of importance in today’s world. more...
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Reddie Read Selections
2013: The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman and The Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Speaker: Judy Shepard
2012: Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, Jeannette Walls
Speaker: Jeannette Walls
2011: A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
Speaker: Ishmael Beah
2010: When the Emperor was Divine, Julie Otsuka
Speaker: Julie Otsuka
2009: Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Speaker: Firoozeh Dumas
2008: Enrique's Journey, Sonia Nazario
Speaker: Sonia Nazario
2007: Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat
Speaker: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
2006: The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Speaker: Terry Waite
Fall 2014 Reddie Read Nominees
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity , by Katherine Boo
- Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, by Conor Grennan
- A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, by Josh Neufeld