Category Archives: Regina Calcaterra

In the Aftermath: Triumph over Tragedy

Michael Hingson

In times of crisis, an author who can speak to personal triumph over tragedy provides communities with a vehicle for discussion about difficult topics. Through this lens, readers inevitably discover they have much more in common than they realize. These authors inspire by tapping into our shared experiences of overcoming life’s challenges.

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What’s in a Name?

Contrary to what many coordinators assume, a famous author doesn’t always ensure instant success for their Common Reads Program. Librarians who rely on circulation numbers are often missing out on up-and-coming titles; university administrators who require a book-to-film component are underestimating their readers; and most importantly, venues that insist on visiting authors with household name […]

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Finding Unity in the Community: Common Reads Titles that Bring Us Closer

When Books In Common/Terra Com was founded in 2001, Community Reading Programs as envisioned by pioneering Seattle Librarian Nancy Pearl were in their infancy. Since then, BIC has connected with thousands of literary programs across the globe, helping event planners as they face the sometimes daunting task of selecting the perfect book for their communities, partnering with the author, and ensuring that their specific goals are met and exceeded – year after year. We focus on these important programs because we passionately believe that building common ground around literature is one of the best ways to bridge the divide among race, religion, socio-economics, sexual orientation, politics, and cultural identities.

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November Is National Adoption Month: Authors to Consider For Your 2015 Adoption/Foster Care Awareness Events

Looking for fall programming that brings your community together around one social issue? Thousands of children in the American foster care system today are awaiting forever homes. Adoptive and foster parents provide security and stability to children and give them the opportunity to learn, grow and achieve their full potential. Advocating for these youngest members of our society is a wonderful cause to rally your community around. November is National Adoption Month, and with it comes many programming opportunities and ideas, including bringing an engaging author who can lend a powerful voice  to the children who need to be heard, now more than ever.

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Highlights from a Few BIC-Supported Events

Highlights from a Few BIC-Supported Events

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Regina Calcaterra Discusses Her Book, Life, and Social Justice for Children

Today, author Regina Calcaterra discusses a memoir of her childhood, “Etched In Sand” at a highly-anticipated event at Concordia College.

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Regina Calcaterra’s Powerful Story Makes Waves at St. Petersburg College

This week, author Regina Calcaterra spoke at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Her triumphant story of survival made a powerful impression on the community.

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Our Suggested Reads for National Adoption Month

This National Adoption Month, we encourage readers to educate themselves about the importance of sibling connections in U.S. foster adoption.

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Etched in Sand Continues Bestseller Status

Topping out so far at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list (just behind Maya Angelou) Etched in Sand, a memoir by Regina Calcaterra, heads into it’s 15th week, on the NYT non-fiction list. Holding strong at #8.

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Story of Struggle Stays on Bestseller Lists

Regina Calcaterra’s memoir, Etched in Sand,  has been on the NYT Bestseller Non-Fiction E-Book list for 13 weeks! From overcoming a childhood with an abusive and mentally ill mother, through the struggles with the foster care system, to earning her Law degree, Regina Calcattera’s story is inspiring. Her strength is apparent from an early age.

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