|Own Voices Book Discussion|
Event Type: Adults|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
[Online] You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat. On a hot day in Bethlehem, a 12-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden, and their judgement will echo on through her adolescence. When our narrator finally admits to her mother that she is queer, her mother’s response only intensifies a sense of shame: “You exist too much,” she tells her daughter. Told in vignettes that flash between the U.S. and the Middle East—from New York to Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine.Vernon Area Public Library
The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.
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Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Jessica and Emily