2017 - 2018 Events!


Auma's Long Run_EOdhiambo

"Our Shared Experiences Through Literature"

Presenter: Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo
Dr. Odhiambo's talk will focus on how she became a middle grade novelist, her inspirations for the story, and how she hopes her novel impacts adults and children alike. The event is free and open to the public and Dr. Odhiambo will sign books after her talk.

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Old Main 206

Sponsors: Departments of Teacher Education, English, the International Studies Program, Multicultural Caucus, and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Auma's Long Run

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village, and when her father becomes ill, Auma's family needs her help at home. Soon more people are getting sick-even dying-and no one knows why. Now Auma faces a difficult choice. Should she stay to support her struggling family or leave to pursue her own future? Auma knows her family is depending on her, but leaving might be the only way to find the answers to questions about this new disease.
- Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo is a professor of teacher education at Shippensburg University. As a classroom teacher she has taught all grades between kindergarten and middle school. This is her first novel.