Edmonds CC Community Read
Edmonds CC Community Read Book 2009-10
We read Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World (2007) by nature and science writer Dan Koeppel. The book chronicles the fruit’s history, from early cultivation to modern popularization, and suggests ways to save it from extinction. Koeppel has written for magazines including the New York Times Magazine, Outside, Audubon, Popular Science, and National Geographic Adventure. He is also the author of To See Every Bird on Earth (2005).
Why read about bananas? Read Koeppel’s opinion article in The New York Times, “Yes, We Will Have No Bananas”and visit his blog at bananabook.org to find out more about the issues involved in growing and distributing the most popular fruit in America.
Congratulations, Edmonds CC Community Read Scholars!
Our 2010 Edmonds CC Community Read scholarship recipients were Bethany Friesen, Mark Medema, and Olivia Yin.
The Edmonds Community College Foundation awarded each of them $1,100 scholarships for their spring quarter tuition.
They presented their projects — a business-oriented blog, a hip-hop composition, and two paintings — based on Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World on March 2 in Mukilteo Hall when the author Dan Koeppel spoke on campus.