The BC Reads! Selection Committee has chosen The Martian by Andy Weir as our common book for the 2016-17 school year.
The Martian is a story about Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and has to use his wits, his knowledge of science and math, and lots of duct tape to survive until help comes. Weir worked hard to make it as scientifically accurate as possible. He provided the story in serialized format on his personal web site first, then self published it. Finally, Random House picked it up.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sees the book as a huge public relations boost, and hopes it will help them realize their goal of a human mission to Mars in the 2030s.
The Library Media Center has it available in print, audio CD, and e-book format; the movie is also available for check-out.
Supplementary resources can be found at: http://bellevuecollege.libguides.com/themartian
This year’s BC Reads! Selection Committee included Lee Buxton, Sue Cox, Cynthia Northrup, and Gary Olson, with Wilma Dougherty as Chair.
Questions? Contact Wilma Dougherty, BC Reads! Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Updated June 10, 2016