Events

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

with editors Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Saturday, September 22 — 4:00 pm

Fifty of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators—including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander—share answers to the question, “In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?” in this beautiful, full-color keepsake collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.

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Not Our Kind

with author Kitty Zeldis

Tuesday, September 25 — 7:30 pm

With echoes of Rules of Civility and The Boston Girl, a compelling and thought-provoking novel set in postwar New York City, about two women—one Jewish, one a WASP—and the wholly unexpected consequences of their meeting.
Gripping and vividly told, Not Our Kind illuminates the lives of two women on the cusp of change—and asks how much our pasts can and should define our futures.

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Gods of Wood and Stone

with author Mark Di Ionno

Thursday, September 27 — 7:30 pm

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Mark Di Ionno comes the next Great American Novel about the Great American Pastime—The Natural with echoes of Ford, Updike, DeLillo and Roth—two men from disparate worlds and their search for what constitutes a meaningful life in a searing portrait of honor and masculinity, sport and celebrity, marriage and parenthood.

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1968: Today’s Authors Explore a Year of Revolution and Rebellion

Student Activism Panel 
with editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti
in conversation with contributing author Jim Murphy

Saturday, September 29 — 4:00 pm

Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy.
As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we’ve clashed before and found a way forward — and that looking back can help map a way ahead.

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