First-year students at Centre College read a common book before arriving on campus, which they then discuss with their faculty advisors and peers during the annual first-year orientation.
As an added bonus this year, students will also have the opportunity to discuss the first-year book— “Tell Me How It Ends”—with its author, Valeria Luiselli.
The award-winning author will give a convocation address on Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, with limited seating, and also counts as a convocation credit for students.
The book is structured around 40 questions that Luiselli addresses to undocumented Latin American children who are facing deportation.
She “humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear–both here and back home.”
“Tell Me How it Ends” was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and the National Books Critics Circle Award in Criticism. Other works by Luiselli have appeared in publications, such as “The New York Times,” “The New Yorker,” “Granta,” and “McSweeney’s.”
by Centre College News
September 11, 2018
IF YOU GO
First-year book convocation: “Tell Me How It Ends”
Valeria Lousily, author
Sept. 13, 8 p.m.