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New Student Book Experience
Current Book
2014-15 Academic Year

Enrique's Journey

Meet the Author

WHAT? Join us for an evening with Sonia Nazario, the author of "Enrique's Journey". Book signing and reception to follow. (Bring your book if you want it signed!)

WHY? The New Student Book Experience welcomes you to academic life at UMBC and to the way in which diverse disciplines in the arts and sciences are interrelated. The August book discussion gives you the opportunity to meet other first year students and make connections with faculty.

WHEN? Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE? The UC Ballroom.

HOW? Buy the book (available in the UMBC Bookstore on the first floor of the Commons for 30% off list price) and read it over the summer.

  • Participate in discussion groups during Welcome Week, which are lead by faculty and staff volunteers. There, you will discuss the topics in the book and consider the questions they raise about our society and its current ethical climate.
  • You will also have the opportunity to discuss and write about the book in English 100, and to enter the Book Experience Writing Contest. Details for the 2013-2014 contest are to be announced. Until then, please read summaries of the prior winning essays.