A live, lively librarian-led book club discussion about a wide range of titles and genres. Register here for DAYTIME IN PERSON or on Wednesday, March 15, for EVENING ZOOM! Registration required.
ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB
If you like everything bagels, you'll probably like The Everything Book Club. We read the best of fiction and non-fiction, literary novels, mysteries, historical fiction, memoirs and more.
We generally meet on the third week of the month at two convenient times and venues: Evening Zoom on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Daytime in Person at 1 p.m. in the Tower Room on the 2nd floor in the cold weather. Registration is required.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Winner of the National Book Award. A lyrical memoir in poetry about a young African American girl's contradictory split upbringing in North and South. A remarkable book that was marketed to children but is easily sophisticated and powerful enough to inspire adult.
Click on the links to order the book in print, eBook or eAudiobook on Libby/OverDrive. You can also ask for a copy at the circulation desk in the Main Branch.
"Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become."—Penguin Random House
“Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—The New York Times Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jacqueline Woodson is the recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. She was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and in 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She received the 2014 National Book Award for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award, and a Sibert Honor. She wrote the adult books "Red at the Bone," a New York Times bestseller, and "Another Brooklyn," a 2016 National Book Award finalist. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |
TAGS: | book discussion | book club | African American |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 6:00PM|