By now, most of us have heard the story of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram in mid-April. As outrage and demands for action have spread across the globe, Malala Yousafzai, advocate for girls’ education and author of our 2014-15 Go Big Read book, sat down with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour for an interview.
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Much of A Tale for the Time Being is concerned with the cruel treatment of Nao at the hands of her classmates. While these scenes are uncomfortable and frequently disturbing to read, the reality is that over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year. The documentary Bully (formerly The Bully Project) takes a hard look at bullies and their victims.
Rebecca Skloot will speak at the Kohl Center TONIGHT, Monday, October 25th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. All are welcome and no tickets are required.
Rebecca has done a number of interviews with local media in the lead-up to her visit. Here are a few examples:
- * Congratulations to Daily Cardinal student reporter Kati Garness for her interview with lots of interesting connections to campus and Madison.
- * The Wisconsin State Journal book section included an interview by Jeanne Kolker this weekend.
- * This week’s Isthmus includes an interview by David Medaris
There have also been several radio interviews. Please comment if you’d like to share other links.
Hope you can join us this evening!
Go Big Read