Monday, April 1, 2013

Common Read Adoption for Sophia Al-Maria's THE GIRL WHO FELL TO EARTH


The Girl Who Fell to Earth By Sophia Al-MariaWe just got word of an exciting Common Read adoption: Northwestern University has chosen Sophia Al-Maria’s The Girl Who Fell to Earth for their 2013 "One Book" program, making it required reading for all students and faculty next year—on both their Evanston and Qatar campuses. Congratulations, Sophia!
Award-winning filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria’s The Girl Who Fell to Earth is a funny and wry coming-of-age memoir about growing up in between American and Gulf Arab cultures. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest and the Middle East. Part family saga and part personal quest, The Girl Who Fell to Earth traces Al-Maria’s journey to make a place for herself in two different worlds.
Sophia’s book has been on our minds a lot lately, as it received a lot of positive attention at the Conference on College Composition and Communication that Diane attended in Las Vegas. While her life growing up may have been unusual, Al-Maria’s story is marked by subtlety and relatability, and insightfully examines cultural differences without delving into the dramatic.
You can browse inside her book here

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