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Villanova University Selects Conor Grennan’s “Little Princes” as 2012-13 Villanova One Book

University community joins together to discuss how to combat child trafficking and other themes of moving memoir

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VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University has chosen Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan as its 2012-13 One Book Villanova program selection. Little Princes chronicles the author’s transformative journey from a three-month stint as a volunteer at a Nepalese orphanage to the discovery of a life-changing mission to rescue young victims of child trafficking.

One Book Villanova is a distinctive educational program that engages all segments of the campus community – students, staff and faculty – in activities presented throughout the academic year which explore dominant themes presented in a selected book. Copies of Little Princes will be distributed during freshman orientation in late August and to returning students and other members of the University community at the beginning of the fall academic semester.

Discussion groups, public readings and special events will enliven and extend the campus community’s examination of Little Princes through the end of the spring semester. A visit by the author to campus in early 2013 will include a presentation open to the public. Details of the event will be made available, as the date approaches, on the University’s One Book Villanova Website.

Other selections featured since the One Book Villanova program began in 2005 include The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni, Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson, Left To Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji, The Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.