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Own Voices Book Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 2/10/2021
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes. Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are.

The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.

Get the book or audiobook on cloudLibrary, Libby/Overdrive, or check out the book from the library (Vernon Area Library card required).

Interlibrary loan copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders (while supplies last); registration required.

Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.

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   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: ONLINE
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Jessica and Emily
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24-hour notice of cancellation to allow others on the waiting list to attend

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