Join the One Book One College Committee
at our opening event celebrating our book,
A Chance in the World
By Steve Pemberton
Monday January 30th
at 12 noon in the Brockton Campus Library.
This is a great opportunity to check out a copy of the book,
review the calendar of activities, and walk through our OBOC Art Exhibit,
“Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multi-Racial Families”
(co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity).
The kickoff will feature remarks from Dr. Barbara McCarthy,
as well as a talk from Dr. Aviva Rich-Shea about her work with the
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families,
which oversees foster care in the state.
We look forward to seeing you there!
One Book One College Writing Contest
Steve Pemberton’s A Chance in the World narrates the story of a boy who defied the odds. Despite the mental and physical abuse Steve encountered in his foster home, kindness came to him in unexpected ways: the gift of books from a woman whose name he didn’t know, the director of the Upward Bound program who saw Steve’s potential and helped to cultivate it, a social worker who helped him walk away, and a teacher who opened his doors to Steve, offering him a safe place to live. Steve Pemberton overcame a bleak, often terrifying and abusive past to grow into a remarkable man and find his way home.
Write about a time you faced a challenge of some kind. What did you do? What were your survival strategies? Who gave you hope? What happened in the end?
1st : $200 Massasoit Barnes and Noble gift certificate
2nd : $100 Massasoit Barnes and Noble gift certificate
3rd : $50 Massasoit Barnes and Noble gift certificate
CANTON CAMPUS DROP OFF: LIBRARY C302