All-School Book


Each year at Kiski, a discussion-worthy book exploring themes of leadership and challenge is selected as the All-School Book, bringing the community together while promoting extra-curricular reading. The All-School Book is read by the entire student body, faculty, staff and interested parents during the summer. An author visit, scheduled early in the fall, includes a presentation and book-signing.

Past All-School titles have included The Color of WaterFriday Night Lights, The Last Lecture, and Ender's Game, among others
The 2017 Kiski All-School Book is The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman.

The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theater pieces in America, has become a modern classic. On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder.   
 
It is an honor to welcome actress and original cast member Kelli Simpkins to Kiski on Monday, October 9th, 2017. Her visit will include a presentation and Q&A in Rogers Auditorium, followed by a book signing and meet and greet in the Swank Student Centerr. 

Students are responsible for obtaining the All-School book and Summer Reading books from the Kiski Bookstore or other book vendor. For more information, contact the librarian.



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