Bowdoin Reads

Professor Simon Is Inspired By...

Nothing to fear; the selected addresses of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1932-1945
by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." ...
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Sherrie Bergman Is Inspired By...

Rachel and her Children: Homeless Families in America
by Jonathan Kozol

After interviewing homeless people around the U.S., Jonathan Kozol returned to his Boston-area hometown: ...
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Hernan Molina Is Inspired By...

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man....
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Rachel Turkel '11 Is Inspired By...

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by William Kamkwamba

"No more skipping breakfast; no more dropping out of school. With a windmill, we'd finally release ourselves from the troubles of darkness and hunger. In...
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Megan Brunmier Is Inspired By...

Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides

"In the silence that followed, Desdemona felt a strange emotion rising inside her. It spread in the space between her panic and grief--she recognized the...
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