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2014 Common Reading: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Why Elon supports the Common Reading program:

The Elon Common Reading Program (ECRP) challenges students, faculty, and staff to examine themselves and the local and global worlds they inhabit through reading. The readings and subsequent discussions encourage the Elon community to reflect on these important issues and how individual actions can aid in a cultural transformation.  In particular, this reading will prompt new students to consider diverse perspectives and become culturally aware of key issues that affect the world around them. 


What is the Fall 2014 Common Reading?

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

Where can a new student purchase the Common Reading book? 

Click here to view the book from the Campus Shop

Where The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will be discussed:

The common reading is the referred to throughout students' first year at Elon in Elon 101, COR 110: The Global Experience, and ENG 110: Argument & Inquiry as well as many other courses.