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2010 Selection

The Chancellor's Reading Club selection for 2010 is There Are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz.

About the Author

Alex Kotlowitz is an award-winning author and journalist.  He has written extensively about his adopted citiy of Chicago. More...

About the Selection

The complete title of the selection is There Are No Children Here: The Stories of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America. The book follows Lafeyette and Pharaoh for two years as they struggle with conditions in public housing and public schools in Chicago. More...

Where to Find the Selection

Incoming freshmen must purchase the selection and read it before Orientation begins in August. There Are No Children Here can be found on sale at the FSU Bookstore.

Purchase a copy at First Steps!

There Are No Children Here is also widely available at bookstores and online.

Reading Club Assignment

Entering freshmen, your initial Reading Club assignment is to

  1. purchase a copy of There Are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitze;
  2. read it before you arrive on campus in August;
  3. take the reading quiz in the Freshman Seminar Commons Blackboard website, also before you arrive;
  4. participate in a discussion during Orientation Week.

To complete this assignment, students will need to access their FSU e-mail and Blackboard, FSU's online course management software.

To help prepare you for the discussion and the quiz, you will find a set of discussion questions on this site and in the Freshman Seminar Commons website.

Every registered student has an FSU e-mail address. Students can look up their FSU user name and password if they know their Banner ID. Once they know their user name and password, they can access their FSU e-mail.

Students access Blackboard using the same user name and password they use for e-mail.

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