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Prairie View A&M:Selections for Summer Reading Progam

 

Selected sections assigned to all students in the 2010 summer ACCESS program at the Historically Black University, Prairie View A&M
(The selected sections constitute or just under half the book, focusing on stories particularly relevant to African American and Latino students)


Section /Chapter

Selection(s)

Page Number(s)

Week(s)

Introduction to the New Edition (20)

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1-20

1

1 – Making Our Lives Count (20)

All

21-41

1

2 – We Don’t Have to be Saints (21)

All

42-63

2

3 – One Step at a Time(17)

All

64-81

2

4 -The Cynical Smirk (12)

Introduction
“We Don’t Care Whether They’ll Ever Work”
“Huddled in the Burrow”
“Distant Lives”

82-85
89-91

92-94
95-100

3

5- Unforeseen Fruits (10)

Introduction
“Ripples of Hope”
“Chains of Inspiration”
“A Young Barack Obama”
“The Only Failure is Quitting”
“Letting Go of the Outcome”

105-106
106-107
107-110
112-114
121

122-124

3

6-The Call of Stories (10)

Introduction
“Particular Lives”
“Stories as Traps”
“Culture of Distraction”
“Solving for Pattern”
“Self-Help for Society”
“A Shelter For My Grandchildren”
“Digging up the Land Mines

125-126
127-128
133-135
135-136
137-139
139-142
143-148
154-159

4

7 – Values, Work & Family (12)

Introduction
“Sleeping in Dumpsters”
“A Low Overhead”
“True Rejuvenation”
“Working to Get By”
“Right Livelihood”

161-164
164-165
166-168
168-169
169-170
170-174

4

8 – Village Politics (15)

Introduction
“Baptists to Reach Baptists”
Communities of the Voiceless”
“Let’s Not Talk About the Bad Things”
“Virtual Villages”

195-199
199-201
208-209

209-211

213-219

4/5

9 – Widening the Circle (13)

Introduction
“Cliques and Enclaves”
“Armored with Language”
“An Ethic of Listening”
“The Redeemable Spark”
“A Politics of Forgiveness”

228-233
233-234
234-235
235-238
242-243
244-246

5

10 – Pieces of a Vision (7)

Introduction
“Slow-Burn Crises”
“An Ethic of Connection”

257-260
265-266
283-286

5

11 – Coping with Burnout (2)

“Sharing the Journey”

307-309

6

12 – The Fullness of Time (8)

“Savouring the Journey”
“Picking Your Team”
“The Fullness of Time”

323-327
345-346
350-353

6

Postcript:  The Ten Suggestions (1)

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357-358

1-6

 

 

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