Edmonds CC Community Read
Edmonds CC Community Read Book 2008-09
Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
This year’s book is about a newly freed slave in 1830s New Orleans who leads a revolt aboard a slave clipper bound for Africa. Middle Passage received the 1990 National Book Award for fiction. Author Charles Johnson was the second African-American male to write the winning national book (Ralph Ellison received the honor for Invisible Man in 1953).
Johnson teaches fiction at the University of Washington where he is the Pollock Professor for Excellence in English. He is the author of 16 books including novels, short story collections, essays and criticism. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from SUNY in 1988.
|From left to right, scholarship recipients: Sanjana Prasain, Thao Nguyen, and Danielle Latimer
Congratulations, Scholarship Winners!
Edmonds Community College students Danielle Latimer, Thao Nguyen, and Sanjana Prasain have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to apply toward their spring quarter tuition. Students were invited to prepare a presentation in response to Middle Passage to compete for three scholarships from by the Edmonds Community College Foundation. Latimer wrote an essay, Nguyen prepared a slideshow, and Prasain created a Web site. The students’ final projects will be on display in Mukilteo Hall for Charles Johnson’s visit to campus on 12:30 p.m., Wed. Feb. 18.