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UNCG’s next summer read? ‘Little Princes’

Photo from book coverUNCG’s First Year Summer Read 2014 book has been chosen.

“Little Princes” by Conor Grennan is the selection.

“Little Princes” is based on Grennan’s year-long journey around the world, starting in Nepal. During his time volunteering at the Little Princes Children’s Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal, he learns about the issue of human-trafficking.

UNCG’s FYSR Book Selection Team, composed of faculty, staff, and students, received 58 book recommendations, 14 of which met the FYSR guidelines. Once the options were narrowed down to the top 5, the book selection team read the top choices and then determined the winning title after thorough discussion about the potential for the book to appeal to a wide range of students, to engage students in discussion, and for the book to have global relevance and opportunity for service.

The FYSR Programming Team will begin meeting soon to discuss and plan curricular and co-curricular programming around the book. A variety of academic programs are committed to using the text in the classroom, including UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College, select Learning Communities, and Foundations for Learning. Other partners in programming include Housing and Residence Life, Jackson Library, Alumni Relations and others.

If your department would like to be involved in the First Year Summer Read, contact New Student & Spartan Family Programs at yfy@uncg.edu.