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Help Scholars April 5 & 6

The HSU/CR Book of the Year committee is proud to present visiting Mississippi natives and civil rights scholars Dr. Tiyi Morris and Dr. Emilye Crosby to discuss the controversy and context surrounding Kathryn Stockett’s book The Help. Drs. Morris and Crosby will be appearing in the Forum Theater on CR’s main campus 1-3pm, Thursday, April [...]

Gladwell’s Outliers is the HSU/CR 2012/13 Book of the Year!

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell has been chosen as the 2012/13 Book of the Year. The HSU Library has a copy in print as well as E-book copies available on HSU Library Kindle Fires.

Campus Showing of The Help a Success!

A pre-Oscar screening of The Help brought the campus community together in Founders Hall 118 on Friday, February 24th. Afterwards Laurie Winter, Book of the Year instructor, facilitated a conversation about its “Oscar-worthiness,” as well as controversy surrounding the book and the film.

The Help & 2012/13 Nominees Available on Kindle Fire at HSU Library!

HSU Library’s 11 Kindle Fires have The Help, all six books nominated for the 2012/13 Book of the Year, and more. When the killing’s done by T. C. Boyle The Wal-Mart effect: how the world’s most powerful company really works, and how it’s transforming the American economy by C. Fishman Outliers: the story of success [...]

Two New 2012/13 Nominees Added!

The joint College of the Redwoods & Humboldt State University Book of the Year Committee has decided to add two more non-fiction nominees to the original four: Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works–and How It’s Transforming the [...]

2012/13 Book of the Year Nominees Named

The HSU/CR Book of the Year Nominees for 2012/13 are: Two novels: When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Two non-fiction titles: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Stay tuned.

Help Speakers! April 6th at HSU’s KBR

Tiyi Morris and Emilye Crosby will speak about The Help at HSU on April 6th at the Kate Buchanan Room. They will speak at College of the Redwoods on April 5th. Stay tuned for more details. Both have researched and published on the topic of civil rights activism in Mississippi in the sixties, the setting [...]

#BeTheHelp Campaign by National Domestic Workers Alliance

The National Domestic Workers Alliance launched its #BeTheHelp campaign this week to coincide with the December 6th release of The Help DVD. Check the links to learn more. Plus, check out this video: Help Is… from TakePart on Vimeo.

No Stockett Visit

Unfortunately, Kathryn Stockett will not be visiting us in the spring. Plans are underway to invite speakers who can critically discuss the issues presented in The Help.