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One Book, One College: 2015-16 Book Selection

The Reedley College One Book/One College project began in fall 2015 in efforts to encourage engagement and discussion amongst students, faculty, and staff. This guide provides information about previous and current titles.

Hunger of Memory: The education of Richard Rodriguez

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

About the book

From Amazon: "Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. 

Here 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."

Presentation: The Benefits of Bilingualism by Constantino Silva - February 10, 2016

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

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Articles and Literary Criticism

BOOK REVIEWS

About the Author

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ SELECT CAREER AWARDS