This Just In: Oakland Community College Adopts Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains for Its Fall Course

September 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm 1 comment

By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, this book, now in paperback, recounts the story of Deo, a young man from war-torn Burundi, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia University and going on to medical school.

“A tale of ethnocide, exile and healing by a master of narrative nonfiction. . . . Terrifying at turns, but tremendously inspiring. . . . a key document in the growing literature devoted to postgenocidal justice.” —Kirkus Reviews

Strength in What Remains has been selected for course reading at Oakland Community Collge, Flagler University, and other colleges. It has also been selected for Common Reading at Caldwell College, Penn State Berks, Stanford University, and University of Delaware.

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To download a FREE Teacher’s Guide, click here.

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To order an examination copy, click here.

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  • 1. mary ladany  |  May 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Caldwell College has also adopted Strength in What Remains as a Common Reader for 2010.


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