Common Reading Program – One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakarun

The Common Reading Program at Appalachian State is pleased to announce the 2017-18 book selection: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. One Amazing Thing is a fictional story about nine people from different backgrounds who become trapped together by an earthquake for days, using storytelling to help them survive while they hope and pray for rescue. The book offers lessons for bridging cultural and ethnic diversity through storytelling, prompts discussions about prejudice, cultural misunderstanding, alienation, and interpersonal communication, and offers inspiration for overcoming life's obstacles.

Published: May 22, 2017 12:00am