The secret is out! From more than 50 entries, Outcasts United by Warren St. John was the book chosen for the 2012 First Year Reading Experience (FYRE). It’s a book the entire UTC campus can read and experience the true story of a soccer team of refugee teenage boys coached by a Jordanian-born woman in Clarkston, a small town outside Atlanta, Georgia.
Do you want to know a secret? Join the campus community for some spring fun and games as we reveal the title of the book selected by the UTC First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) committee on Monday, April 2, noon, University Center Gallery (off Lansing Court). There will be cake!
Author William Kamkwamba delivered a message straight from the heart of a 24 year-old-man who has lived a life that has inspired many readers. He told groups of UTC students when they are discouraged or overwhelmed by classes and life “don’t give up; everything is possible.”
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, the inspirational story of William Kamkwamba, a boy in Malawi, Africa who built his own windmill from found materials at age 14 has been selected as the inaugural book for the University’s First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) program. As part of the University’s 125th anniversary, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are invited to a book…