BC Reads!

Just Announced!

The BC Reads! Selection Committee has chosen: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown as our common book for the 2015-2016 schCover of The Boys in the Boat bookool year.

“Brown’s book juxtaposes the coming together of the Washington crew team against the Nazis’ preparations for the games, weaving together a history that feels both intimately personal and weighty in its larger historical implications.  This book has already been bought for cinematic development, and it’s easy to see why: When Brown describes a race, you feel the splash as the oars slice the water, the burning in the young men’s muscles, and the incredible drive that propelled these rowers to glory.” –Smithsonian

The Library Media Center invites you to read the book and join in the college-wide conversations about its themes.

Print and audio copies of The Boys in the Boat are available in the library. The book will be available as an eBook on our Kindles and Nooks at the beginning of Summer Quarter 2015.

Supplementary resources can be found at: http://bellevuecollege.libguides.com/theboysintheboat

BC Reads! Selection committee: Wilma Dougherty (chair), Lee Buxton, Charlene Freyberg, Sarah Knox, Joan Greaby, Blaise Mitsutama, and Ema Mateas.


The 2014-2015 BC Reads! common book is I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala YousafI Am Malala Bookcoverzai and Christina Lamb.

“In October, 2012, 15-year old activist Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in her home city of Mingora, Pakistan. The world watched as she was taken to England for treatment and ultimately recovered from her wound. Her narrative examines and elaborates on politics, Pakistan’s history, friendship, faith, and above all else, the need for education for girls. Following in her outspoken father’s footsteps, Yousafzai uses every opportunity to champion the cause for which she became a target.” (Library Journal, 2/1/2014)

The Library Media Center invites you to read the book and join college-wide conversations about its themes. I Am Malala is available in hard copy, on audio CD, and on e-readers in the Library Media Center.

Supplementary resources can be found at http://bellevuecollege.libguides.com/malala

Questions? Contact Wilma Dougherty, BC Reads! Librarian, wdougher@bellevuecollege.edu.

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