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 2012 is The Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez.
Richard Rodriguez, the son of Mexican immigrant parents, began his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concluded his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum.
Hunger of Memory is the poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle-class America.
Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.
*September 27, 2012: Video Screening & Book Discussion 12:50-1:50 PM in CSS 217
*October 25, 2012: Video Screening & Book Discussion 12:50-1:50 PM in CSS 217
*November 29, 2012: Author Presentation and Book Signing 12:30-2:00 PM in CSS 217
*All events offer refreshments and exciting prize drawings including prizes from Starbucks and Barnes & Noble!