Read 2 Succeed @ Norco College is a college wide reading program sponsored by the Wilfred J. Airey Library in partnership with various other campus constituency groups and programs. Each fall and spring semester, a book is selected to be the focus of a college wide read including our students, staff, faculty and local community members. Events surrounding each book include: a book discussion, a student panel discussion, and a speaking engagement and book signing by the author of the book. Additionally, refreshments and book-related prize giveaways are offered at each event.
Our Read 2 Succeed college wide read book selection for fall 2011 is "I Am Still Here": My Mother's Voice by Clara Knopfler.
Clara Knopfler was born in Romania, Transylvania and later lived in Hungary. In 1944, she was taken to a ghetto and subsequently transported to Auschwitz, then Riga concentration camp and later to two labor camps in East Prussia. After a long "Death March" she was liberated in January 1945. After Liberation, she had to endure a 3-month long walk back to Romania because there was no transportation. In 1962 she immigrated to France and finally to the United States.
*October 18, 2011: Book Discussion 12:30-2:00 PM in CSS 217
*November 15, 2011: Author Presentation and Book Signing 12:30-2:00 PM in CSS 217
*November 29, 2011: Book Discussion 12:-2:00 PM in CSS 217
*All events offer refreshments and exciting prize drawings including prizes from Starbucks and Barnes & Noble!