The last book we will be reading this year (both before and after the AP exam) is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, an Indian author who is also well-known as a global activist fighting against both governmental and corporate imperialism and on behalf of the poor.
Roy is coming to speak in Chicago, on March 18, at 7:00pm at the Thorne Auditorium, part of Northwestern University's downtown campus. The title of her talk is "Field Notes on Democracy" -- and knowing Roy, it will be controversial and thought-provoking.
Anyway, I'll be going -- and I'll buy dessert for anyone who joins me beforehand at the Foodlife food court in Water Tower. Tickets are $6, and you can get them here.