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Common Reading 2013-2014: Little Princes
Little Princes book cover
This year's Common Reading Program book is Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan.
About the book:
In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal.
Within minutes of his arrival, Grennan was surrounded by a horde of gleeful boys and girls showering him with warm welcomes. Yet as he soon learned, the children’s cheery smiles belied years of pain and abuse, for many of the boys and girls at Little Princes were not orphans at all, but victims rescued from human traffickers. Moved by their plight, Grennan vowed that when his trip was over he would return to the children of Little Princes and eventually reunite them with their families—a promise he would risk his life to keep.
Little Princes is the powerful story of a soul’s awakening and a reflection of the noblest and darkest of human intent. It is a true, and often hilarious, tale of the power of optimism, love, and faith. And it is an unforgettable account of children, families, and one man whose decision to take a stand makes the world a better place for all of us.
As part of SCSU's Common Reading Program, all first-year students received a copy of the text and have the opportunity to explore curricular and co-curricular activities related to the book throughout the year. For more information on the book, the author, and activities planned throughout the year, visit the following websites: