"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
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.