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BCTC Common Read

August 2019-May 2020

Same Sun Here Front CoverStudents, staff and faculty will enjoy reading Same Sun Here, by Silas House and Neela Vaswani as we explore together the themes of the novel though BCTC Common Read events throughout the year.

In this extraordinary novel in two voices, an Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner’s son find strength and perspective by sharing their true selves across the miles.

Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City’s Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner’s son. As Meena’s family studies for citizenship exams and River's town faces devastating mountaintop removal, this unlikely pair become pen pals, sharing thoughts and, as their camaraderie deepens, discovering common ground in their disparate experiences. With honesty and humor, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live beneath the same sun. (Goodreads.com)


BCTC Resource Fair
Tue., 08/27/2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Location: Classroom Building - Newtown

Community Resource Fair Volunteer
Wed., 08/28/2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Location: Leestown M-Building

Authors visit: Silas House and Neela Vaswani
Tuesday, September 24, mid-day 2-3 hour event
Main Location: Newtown Megowan Gym
Skype for all regional campuses

Nepantla Art Exhibition
October 1 – November 15
Newtown Campus

Mountain Top Removal
Tuesday, October 22 at 12 noon,
Alice Jones, from EKU's Natural Areas Division (one-hour event).
Newtown, Room TBA

Common Read: Voter Registration Table Dates

Monday, September 9

  • 10 am to 4 pm, Cooper Oswald 2nd floor

Monday, September 16

  • 10 am to 4 pm, Newtown Classroom Lobby

Monday, September 23

  • 10 am to 4 pm, Cooper Oswald 2nd floor

Monday, September 30

  • 10 am to 4 pm, Newtown Classroom Lobby