The Laramie Project, Fall 2013

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.

 The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini 
         Speaker: Terry Waite


Fall 2014 Reddie Read Nominees

  1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity , by Katherine Boo
  2. Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, by Conor Grennan
  3. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, by Josh Neufeld
Have you read one or more of these nominations?  Please share your thoughts with us!

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“At HSU my schedule in any given semester was likely to include chemistry and philosophy, or biology and history, or physics and literature. That juxtaposition of ideas helped me understand things in ways that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. A physicist who has learned how to think like a historian, or like a biologist, or like a philosopher is much better equipped to solve a wide variety of complex problems than someone who has mastered some quantity of technical information.”

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Dr. Anthony P. LyonsBachelor of Science - Physics, 1988
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