The Open Book Project committee has selected “In the Sea There are Crocodiles” by Fabio Geda as next year’s shared reading.
The book is based on a true story about a 10-year-old Afghani boy whose village has been overtaken by the Taliban rule in early 2000. He must flee his homeland in search of political asylum while encountering physical and emotional challenges along the way. It will be five years before he finds peace again, having to grow up quickly and rely on only himself for survival.
The committee decided this book would be a good choice for Brookhaven College students and employees to read, share and discuss. Nelda Contreras, developmental writing faculty, agreed that this particular book would work well for the Open Book Project’s purpose.
“I think BHC will enjoy all of the activities and discussions the book will generate,” she said. “It should also be easy to create (them).” By announcing the book early, instructors can start thinking now about ways to incorporate the book into their class for next years.
“In the Sea There are Crocodiles” will be the third book included in Open Book Project. More information about book-related events will be published soon.