Program Type:Books, Literature, & Writing, Enrichment, Equity & Inclusion, Virtual
Age Group:Adult , Teens (Grades 7-12) , Senior
Join librarians virtually to discuss books by authors who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color.
Here's a preview of February's title, There, There by Tommy Orange
Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle's death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American--grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.
For more information, please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/bipocbookgroup
Advance Registration Required - Virtual
Advance registration is required. Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite one hour prior to the scheduled event.
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Print Copies for Virtual book clubs
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