Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers

This semester, a group of us will cover Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers. One of our other groups will cover Adrian Matejka's  volume of poetry The Big Smoke, and another group will focus on Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers.

Reading Schedule
Sept. 3: Prologue
Sept. 3: Chapter 1 “Annawadi
Sept. 10: Chapter 2 “Asha
Sept. 10: Chapter 3 “Sunil
Sept. 17: Chapter 4 “Manju
Sept. 17: Chapter 5 “Ghost House
Sept. 24: Chapter 6 “The Hole She Called a Window
Sept. 24: Chapter 7 “The Come-Apart
Oct. 1: Reflections
Oct. 8: Chapter 8 “The Master
Oct. 8: Chapter 9 “Marquee Effect
Oct. 15: Chapter 10 “Parrots, Caught and Sold
Oct. 15: Chapter 11 “Proper Sleep
Oct. 22: Chapter 12 “Nine Nights of Dance
Oct. 22: Chapter 13 “Something Shining
Oct. 29: Chapter 14 “The Trial
Oct. 29: Chapter 15 “Ice
Nov. 5: Reflections
Nov. 12: Chapter 16 “Black and White
Nov. 12: Chapter 17 “A School, A Hospital, a Cricket Field
Nov. 19: “Author Note
Dec. 3: Reflections


Unknown said...

When I first received this book I was thinking this was going to be so boring. Once I got into reading the book I realized you can never judge a book by its cover. I find it interesting because I get to see how life is for other people who live different from me. From the kinds of houses they live in to the type of work that they do. I never sit back and really think about things like this. I am so into my school work and my own personal life that I never really thought about how difficult it could be for other people in other countries. The similarities that I do see is their government system which to me is really no different than ours in America. Also their police department seems to be just as corrupt. This book really makes for a good read.

Alex J said...

As i started reading the book, I wasn't sure if I was going to get into it. But, then I realized how interesting all the concepts were. I really enjoyed getting to know other countries and the perspectives as well. The book was very good overall.