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Online Book Discussion! Racial Justice Book Group

The Racial Justice Book Group is offered in partnership with the Middletown Racial Justice Community and meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

Join us for the first online Zoom discussion! 

The title for June will be a discussion of Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead on the library Zoom account. 

Colson Whitehead is now the fourth author in history to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice.

Whitehead joins Booth Tarkington, William Faulkner, and John Updike in this exclusive club. The Nickel Boys, is a heart-rending depiction of abuse in a juvenile reform school. 

Basing the novel on the real Dozier School in Florida, Whitehead delves into the realities of living under Jim Crow laws in the American South. Judges for the Pulitzer wrote, "a spare and devastating exploration of abuse at a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption."

Check our online resources at www.russelllibrary.org to check-out a copy.

Registration is required.

Need Zoom? Check out our tutorial: https://youtu.be/b8kyawXqqdc

The Zoom link will be shared an hour before the start of the meeting.

Contact Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org with any questions.

 

Date:
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Show more dates
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Online
Categories:
  Book Group  

Registration is required. There are 11 seats available.

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