Hostos Reads: Book Nomination Form
Title of the Book
Brief summary of the book
Provide a source (URL) if applicable
Does the book
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Offer an engaging, accessible read?
Address subject matter relevant to the disciplines and educational mission of Hostos?
Lend itself to related events or activities?
Appeal to a wide range of students?
Provide possibilities for classroom use among various disciplines/ academic departments?
Provide possibilities for use with other college initiatives (i.e. student clubs, Women’s history month, Black history month, Earth Day, Hostos 50th anniversary, etc.)?
Have relevance to student life (i.e. coming of age, diversity, relationships, family, self-exploration, identity, justice, immigration, etc.)?
Is it available in paperback at a reasonable price?
Is the book of a length that makes it possible for people to finish it easily?
Portability – is the book published in a format that is easy to carry?
Is the book notable (i.e. award winner? Recommended by journals/magazines/web?)
Is the author available/willing to appear at Hostos to discuss it?
Can we get the book at discounted rate from publisher/author?
In a paragraph or two, explain why did you choose this book and how is it valuable to the Hostos Community?
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