Open Book Goals
--to foster a community of learners among students and educators by exploring a common text together.
--to provide readers with opportunities to consider their own world views through a different lens.
Room to Read
Book Discussion Questions
Questions to think about while you read this inspiring book:
1. To what extent is illiteracy a problem in the United States? In other countries? What additional challenges do illiterate people face?
2. In chapter 21, Wood asks, "Whose version of the future will win?" What are the competing versions, and what path would you choose?
3. Why is education so important for economic development and global peacemaking?
4. John Wood left a promising career at Microsoft to found Room to Read. What cause would inspire you to make a significant shift in your goals/career?
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What's Going on with Open Book?
Saturday, Aug 24, 2013: Creating Room to Read book discussion10 a.m. Meet in Leffler Chapel to meet your fellow book group members and have your first discussion.
Monday, Sep 9, 2013: An Evening with Room to Read Founder John Wood7:30 p.m. Meet in Leffler Chapel to hear inspirational words from John Wood. Stay after his presentation for a book signing.
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013: Girl Rising (film)7 p.m. Gibble Auditorium, Esbenshade Hall.
Hear the inspiring stories of 9 girls from around the world as they describe how education has transformed their lives.
**THIS FILM IS ONLY OPEN TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY**
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013: Creating Room to Read book discussion 2Continue the discussion with your group.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013: NGO Conference9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the KAV Sessions in the morning focus on the role of NGOs in development, peacemaking, and good governance. Lunch and keynote address are open to the public; tickets required.