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Welcome to the resource website for The Good Food Revolution. This item has been selected as the common reader for the 2014-2015 year!

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Common Reader Program

What is the Common Reading Program?

This is a program in which students, faculty, and staff participate in shared reading and learning experiences.  The common reading program at Texas A&M University - Texarkana strategically aligns with the university’s annual theme program and lecture series. 

Students in the First Year Experience program will participate in shared discussions, curricular, and co-curricular activities related to the common reader.

Having a shared source for such topics provides a common ground for students and their professors, and stimulates discussions as well as learning experiences.  Sharing the same reading topics lends themselves to presentations in the lecture series and discussions between students and faculty within and beyond the classroom.


Common Reader 2014-2015

Editorial Reviews

"What Allen does with a small plot of land and a lot of determination is nothing short of inspiring... A moving story of one man's success in producing healthy food for those who need it most." --Kirkus Reviews

"Allen gives readers the personal, moving account of a man whose family became part of the last century's great migration of African Americans out of the South. Of a man who traded a successful life in the corporate world for the economic uncertainties of a small farmer... The Good Food Revolution is inspiring." -- Los Angeles Times
“From the plots of his Milwaukee urban farm to low-income communities across America, Will Allen has shown us a new type of heroism.  Through The Good Food Revolution, Allen recounts his effort to reclaim his family’s heritage and, in doing so, confront lingering disparities in racial and economic justice.  As the champion of a new and promising movement, Allen is skillfully leading Americans to face one of our  greatest domestic issues – our health.” –  Former President Bill Clinton

“Will Allen’s remarkable story, told with eloquence and compassion, conveys the universal value of social justice and real food.” – Alice Waters

“Far more than a book about food, The Good Food Revolution captivates your heart and mind with the sheer passion of compelling and righteous innovation. Wow!” –  Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm

Subject Guide

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Neisha Federick
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The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future. The fellowship is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their creative activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements. There are no limits on age or area of activity. Individuals cannot apply for this award; they must be nominated.

The stipend for the MacArthur Fellowship is currently set at $625,000, paid in quarterly installments over five years. 

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