Amazing, amazing, amazing!...[Junot Díaz] was funny and incredibly moving. He provided [the students] with everything they need
to think about as they enter college....He was gracious—and he
brought the house down. Standing ovations at both events. Thank
you so much for all of the work you did to make this happen.
—Dianne Seuss, english Department, Kalamazoo college
In a word, Greg’s time with us was…PHENOMENAl!!! He touched
all of us, and he was extremely generous with his time.—michael
Strysick, executive Director of college relations, austin college
[Greg Mortenson] was spectacular. We had such a successful
event, and more, we all grew a bit better for having met him.
—connie g. rothwell, Director, university honors program,
university of north carolina at charlotte
We had such a wonderful 3-day event, and I cannot be more
pleased with our decision to use Rooftops of Tehran as our featured
novel. The students are still talking about Pasha, Zari, and all the
things they learned about Iranian/Persian culture. Thank you.
—ariana Bianchi, chair, writes of Spring literary Festival,
With each week that passes I receive more insight into how Steve
lopez’ speech has truly affected and positively inspired our freshman class here at CSUN. He was witty and charming and a delight
to host on our campus. He signed endless copies of the book and
was highly regarded by all.
—tom piernik, Director, Office of Student Development and international programs, california State university, northridge
We are only one chapter into it, but I wanted to let you know
that the class loves the Bayoumi book. One of the six students
could not stop after only one chapter and read on. We learned
first about the U.S. in the Middle East and now about the treatment of Arabs in the post-9/11 U.S. Thanks a lot for bringing the
books to my attention.
—Beth Kangas, Department of Sociology and anthropology,