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2017 FALL ~ One Book, One College - Breath, Eyes, Memory: Faculty Resources

Fall 2017 Massasoit One Book One College selection: Breath, Eyes, Memory and history of the OBOC community reads program.

For Faculty - Class Preparation Guide

We are honored to have the author, Edwidge Danticat visit Massasoit on November 7 & 8, 2017.

This class preparation guide is meant to help you navigate her body of work. Please invite your students to the event, and please consider teaching Breath, Eyes, Memory, or one of her interviews, short stories, children’s books in your classes!  I've created the class preparation guide below to assist you.  If you have any questions or need help brainstorming ways to incorporate her work into your class, please contact Dr. Daniel at 

Thank you,

Rachel Jessica Daniel, Ph.D.

Canvas - Library Course for Breath, Eyes, Memory

Historical Background

Book Themes

  • Haiti and Haitian culture
  • Immigration and emigration
  • Grit and determination
  • Personal identity
  • Empowerment
  • Resilience
  • Haiti - social conditions
  • Gender differences
  • Traditional role of women
  • Mother/Daughter relationships
  • Voudou religion

Author Interviews