Friday, September 23, 2011

October Discussion: Who Does She Think She Is?

As summer was winding down, we appropriately read and discussed the baseball-themed, A Well-Paid Slave, Brad Snyder's account of Curt Flood's struggles to establish free agency in the MLB. For October, we'll be kicking it with Benilde Little's rollicking look at African American family life: Who Does She Think She Is? What happens when smart successful "buppie" Aisha, daughter of a struggling single mother and social worker from Newark, gets engaged to upper crust Will, who is not only old, old money but (gasp) WHITE? Parents, step-parents, grandparents and friends all have their say in this sharply observed story, which touches on Black class anxieties as well as the taboo of inter-racial marriage. Don't miss it!!

Tuesday October 11th, 7:00 pm
Evanston Public Library, Church and Orrington, Evanston
Call 847-448-8620 to register and reserve the book

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