In the Advanced Reading class of the Loyola Intensive English Program, small groups of students have chosen a novel to read for the semester. Each group meets on Wednesdays to talk over the week's chapters.
Five students have chosen to read The Braided Path by Donna Glee Williams. The Braided Path is a light fantasy that takes place in a craft-based society living in a physically steep vertical world, where a single path connects one's Home Village with the villages above and the villages below. The novel explores what it means to find and follow one's passion and path in life and to determine and then stretch one's limits.
Below are two photos of the students who have chosen Williams' The Braided Path.
|Students in the Advanced Reading class of the Loyola Intensive English Program meet with their group to discuss the week's chapters of The Braided Path by Donna Glee Williams.|
|The Braided Path reading group. Seated left to right: Ms. Azusa Kurosawa of Japan, Mr. Marco Frick of Switzerland, and Mr. Murtadha Almohammed of Saudi Arabia. Standing left to right: Mr. Haotian "Lee" Li of China and Mr. Ryota Kojima of Japan.|
Another five students have chosen to read The Night of the Comet by George Bishop. The Night of the Comet takes place in the bayou country of Terrebonne Parish in southeast Louisiana in 1973, the year of Comet Kohoutek. The approach of the comet is the catalyst for igniting latent conflicts in the Broussard family: 14-year-old Junior (our narrator), his awkward but passionate science teacher father, his socially ambitious but frustrated mother, and his talented but alienated 17-year-old sister.
Below are two photos of the students who have chosen Bishop's The Night of the Comet.
|Students in the Advanced Reading class of the Loyola Intensive English Program meet with their group to discuss the week's chapters of The Night of the Comet by George Bishop.|
|The Night of the Comet reading group. From left to right: Mr. Hikaru Yokoyama of Japan, Sister Theresa Le of Vietnam, Ms. Maria Paula Posada of Nicaragua, and Sister Pauline Phan of Vietnam. Not pictured: Ms. Ingrid Rodriguez-Fierro of Guatemala.|