On Thursday, January 21 from 7PM to 9PM, the Lambertville Free Public Library hosted a conversation about the book The Toni Morrison Book Club with co-writers and College of New Jersey professors Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson and Piper Kendrix Williams. This virtual event was free of charge, extremely well attended, very favorably received, and a great success. Stand by for more such events!
Congratulations to the first 20 registrants, who received a free copy of the book. We do have copies of the book for lending at the Library, and it can be purchased at Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope.
In this compelling group memoir, four friends and scholars – black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American born – use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the challenges of racism. Tackling everything from first love and Soul Train to police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, the authors take up what it means to read literature collaboratively and to learn in public as an act of individual reckoning and social resistance. Framing their book club around collective secrets, the group bears witness to how Morrison’s works and words can propel us forward, while we sit with uncomfortable questions about race, gender and identity.