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The 2020-2021 Selection: Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

National Book Award Finalist

1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform (1B/1P/2T) is a recurring series that brings together MSU Denver students, staff, and faculty around a shared book. Unlike many common reader programs offered at universities throughout the country, participants in 1B/1P/2T not only read and discuss a book, but when possible they volunteer with a service project related to the book's theme. The hope is that, through 1B/1P/2T is that we can all be transformed—and can, perhaps, transform others—by what we read and how we participate in our community.  

In this haunting debut story collection, Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage - a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands

-Penguin Random House



Enter to win a spot in a virtual meet-and-greet with the author of Sabrina & Corina!

Using the art of storytelling, Kali Fajardo-Anstine creates a gripping collection of stories in her book Sabrina & Corina, which explores themes like famliy traditions, cultural identity, and gentrification.  We want to hear your own original short story exploring cultural identity or the effects of change in life.  Entries - written in English or Spanish - should be no longer than 1,000 words.  Enter by midnight on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Click here to enter.


Upcoming Book Discussions for Sabrina & Corina:

Thursday, September 24, noon – 1:00 pm. This discussion will be facilitated by Lance Tsosie of the Center for Multicultural Engagement & Inclusion (CMEI). Here is the Microsoft Teams link for this discussion:

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+1 720-577-5242   United States, Denver (Toll)

Conference ID: 156 368 426#

Wednesday, October 7, 2:00 – 3:00. This discussion will be facilitated by Kodi Saylor and Meredith Flynn, of the 1 Book committee. Here is the Microsoft Teams link for this discussion:

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+1 720-577-5242   United States, Denver (Toll)

Conference ID: 284 906 97#


Forthcoming Author Visit OCTOBER 2020!

In October, join fellow MSU Denver students, faculty and staff to welcome the author from the 2020-2021 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform book selection, Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine.  She will give a keynote talk on Wednesday, October 14th.  This will be a virtual, live presentation beginning at 11:00am with Q & A to follow.  More details to come soon!

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a MSU Denver alumna who majored in English and minored in Chicana/o Studies before graduating in 2009.  She went on to earn her MFA from the University of Wyoming.  Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere.


Click on the link below to open the Teaching & Learning Guide for the book:

Sabrina & Corina Teaching & Learning Guide

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