Author Nathan McCall to visit Lone Star College-Kingwood
The Lone Star College-Kingwood Office of Student Life is inviting members of the community to meet bestselling author Nathan McCall on Friday, Feb. 8.
The visit is in honor of the college's Black History Month. McCall will visit at 1:30 p.m. in the Student-Conference Center.
According to a school release, the writer will discuss his first book "Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America"
"We are extremely delighted to have Mr. McCall visit our campus and share his tumultuous journey with our students, staff, faculty and the community," said Dr. Darrin Rankin, vice president of Student Success. "I hope this discussion will encourage students to find a way to overcome their personal and unfortunate circumstances and achieve not only social success, but personal greatness that will lead them to make a real contribution to their community and to the world.
According to his bio, McCall became involved with drugs and went to prison at age 20. He turned his life around and has worked for The Washington Post, published three books and is now a senior lecturer at Emory University in Atlanta. His book, "Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America," was published in 1995 and is on the New York Times Best Seller List. This book earned McCall the Blackboard Book of the Year Award in 1995. In addition to this novel, he published "Whats Going On" in 1997 and "Them" in 2007. He is currently working on his fourth book.
Known for its innovation and its visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest growing community college system in Texas.
Lone Star College-Kingwood is at 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood.
For more information, call 832-813-6500 or visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.
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