The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has once again been given the
opportunity to participate in the Buckeye Book Community for this summer/fall.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Jessica
Kohlschmidt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 614-946-2614 to
obtain a copy of this year’s book.
A full description of
the reading program is below, along with a synopsis of the book itself, and an
opportunity to attend the author’s presentation on campus. The group
discussion will be held on campus with a selected group of students, prior to
the author’s appearance. It is a great way to connect with the incoming
Jessica will distribute
books at the alumni club meeting on July 13. If you cannot
attend, you can make other arrangements with her to obtain one.
Each summer all first year students complete
their first college assignment by participating in the Buckeye Book Community;
they are given a selected book during orientation. Upper
class students, staff and faculty are also encouraged to read the book, and we
want to offer this book opportunity to you all, as part of our Buckeye
Community as well!
The book for the 2016-2017 year is The Other Wes Moore. Two
kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both
grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult
childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into
trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar,
decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other
ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the
author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In
alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments
of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation
of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
Our Alumni Club will organize a group
discussion with a group of students during early Fall semester. If you request
a book from us, we would like you to participate in the discussion group as
well. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica.