After reading the New York Times review about Liel Leibovitz’s new book Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization, it was quickly added to our summer reading list.
Fortunate Sons is a fascinating book and great for anyone interested in learning about one of the first groups of international students to come from China to study in U.S. boarding schools. In 1872, during the Qing era, the Chinese government sent 120 boys to study in some of New England’s most prestigious schools. Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out if your school may have been one of them?
To share this discovery with our blog readers, we are are announcing a Free Book Giveaway Contest!
Register and you could win one of two copies of the book, autographed by the author Liel Leibovitz. In order to register for the free giveaway, please do one of the following:
- Register here by downloading a copy of our free e-book “Improving Boarding School Performance for International Students”;
- “Like” our Facebook group (or click the “Like” button at bottom of this page); or
- Email your Name, Country and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will announce the two winners on September 12, 2011. Winners will be notified via email at the address registered.
You can also visit our bookstore (under “Literature – Advanced”) to find our book review and order your own copy of Fortunate Sons.
New England Boarding School Advantage extends a special thanks to W.W. Norton & Company and Leil Leibovitz for making this contest possible by providing the books.