Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
The Maroon Edition Planning Committee and I are pleased to announce that “Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal” is the selection for Mississippi State University’s common reading program this year.
I hope that all of our incoming freshmen and transfers — and many of you — will read “Little Princes” before the fall semester begins. Every incoming freshman and transfer student attending an Orientation session will receive a copy of the book.
Written by Conor Grennan, “Little Princes” gives readers a gripping, personal account of the author’s transformative experience in Nepal, where he became inspired to rescue and reunite the many children who had been taken from their families and mountain villages by child traffickers as a civil war raged in the country. This story is compelling, timely, and relevant as human trafficking grows as a major concern globally, as well as here in our own country.
Conor’s compelling story reminds us that it is possible for one person to make a difference. I am confident you will find reading “Little Princes” time well spent. We also look forward to having Conor on campus in August for Fall Convocation to hear more about his remarkable journey.
Mark E. Keenum