The Common Reading Committee is pleased to announce Little Princes by Conor Grennan as our selection for 2013-14. Little Princes is a compelling narrative that connects with themes of diversity, global engagement, human trafficking, poverty, the Nepal region, Buddhism and Hinduism, personal development, writing, and others. We are geared up for exciting programming throughout the year on these themes.
“In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan embarked on a yearlong journey around the globe, beginning with a three-month stint volunteering at an orphanage in civil war-torn Nepal. But a shocking truth would forever change his life: these rambunctious, resilient children were not orphans at all but had been taken from their families by child traffickers who falsely promised to keep them safe from war before abandoning them in the teeming chaos of Kathmandu. For Conor, what started as a footloose ramble became a dangerous, dedicated mission to unite youngsters he had grown to love with parents they had been stolen from – a breathtaking adventure, as Conor risked everything in the treacherous Nepalese mountains to bring the children home.”