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2016 College Read: This I Believe II

The 2016 College-Wide Read book for Broward College is "This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women" by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick.

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This guide is intended for use by faculty and students in doing any of the following:

  • Finding College Read events and programs on your campus
  • Discovering digital tools and free resources for creating your own video essays
  • Supplementing lesson plans with This I Believe creative and expressive projects
  • Listening to and watching outstanding This I Believe essays
  • Getting inspiration for your own storytelling projects
  • Contacting someone to get more information about the 2016-17 BC College Read

From the Publisher:

This collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, to professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others, This I Believe II, like the first New York Timesbestselling collection, showcases moving and irresistible essays.

Included are Sister Helen Prejean writing about learning what she truly believes through watching her own actions, singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore writing about a hard-won wisdom based on being generous to others, and Robert Fulghum writing about dancing all the dances for as long as he can. Readers will also find wonderful and surprising essays about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change.

Here is a welcome, stirring, and provocative communion with the minds and hearts of a diverse, new group of people—whose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.