In a literary tour de force, prize-winning author Dan Barry chronicles the lives of 32 mentally disabled men who labored for decades in a turkey-processing plant in small-town Iowa, and the extraordinary advocates who worked tirelessly to free them.
“I am excited to explore themes of human dignity and respect for creation in this year’s All Bonaventure Reads selection. When discussing themes of social justice, the topic of ability is often forgotten. The Boys in the Bunkhouse reminds us of significant shortfalls in attaining equitable treatment of persons with disabilities.” —Chris Brown, director of St. Bonaventure University’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program
Freshman Common Read: St. Bonaventure University