Join us for a Diversity Book Club discussion of Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Genre, Inspiration and Process: A Reading and Conversation with One Book, One Philadelphia author Jacqueline Woodson will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 to 11:10 a.m. in the Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28. The program is presented by the College's Poets and Writers Festival, the Free Library of Philadelphia's One Book, One Philadelphia Program and the Diversity Book Club.
Book Overview (from Amazon.com): The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything, until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant -- a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.