Friday, September 25, 2015

[Memphis Reads 2015] Christian Brothers University's Fresh Reads 2015 Top Ten Essays

The Memphis Public Library has partnered with Christian Brothers University again to present the top ten winning essays from CBU's Fresh Reads contest. (What is Fresh Reads?

The Fresh Reads Summer Reading programs allows all CBU freshmen, underclassmen, and faculty to read the same "engaging and thought provoking" book. After reading the book, incoming freshmen are encouraged to "consider the issues it raises and respond to it with an essay."  This year's selection was What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers

What is the What by Dave Eggers (2007)

Starting September 28th the Memphis Reads blog will share the top ten winning essays written by Christian Brothers University freshmen every Monday and Wednesday. The essays will be posted in the order listed below. 

2015 Fresh Reads Top Ten Essay Contest Winners

Gabriela M. Morales Medina

Latifa Juma

Victor Smith

Sarah Frazier

Macayla Henley 

Christian Rue

Mary Anna Tucker

Tristan Barton

Kyre Burt

Baker Al-Jafari

Please visit Memphis Reads every Monday and Wednesday, starting September 28th for the Top Ten Fresh Read Essays. Congratulations to the essay contest winners!

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