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Book Club

The Croatan Book Club's goals are to enhance the members' reading experiences and to promote communication among Croatan residents.

Next Meeting

Time: 07/20/2017 07:00 PM
Host(ess): TBD
Discussion Leader: TBD

All neighbors are welcome. Just read the book (or maybe not), bring a beverage or snack, and e-mail the hostess if you will be attending.

Current Selection

Find Me Unafraid by Kennedy Obede and Jessica Posner

Current Selection Cover

Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. This is the story of two young people from completely different worlds: Kennedy Odede from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and Jessica Posner from Denver, Colorado. Kennedy foraged for food, lived on the street, and taught himself to read with old newspapers. When an American volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his life and his community. He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities. Then in 2007, Wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya. Breaking all convention, she decided to live in Kibera with Kennedy, and they fell in love. Jess and Kennedy founded Kibera’s first tuition-free school for girls. They expanded their model to connect essential services like health care, clean water, and economic empowerment programs. They’ve opened an identical project in Mathare, Kenya’s second largest slum.

Future Dates, Books, Discussion Leaders, and Hosts

Date Title Author Host(ess) Leader
08/17/2017 Leaving Time Jodi Picoult TBD TBD
09/21/2017 A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah TBD TBD
10/19/2017 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel TBD TBD
12/07/2017 The RosieProject Graeme Simsion TBD TBD