Wednesday, October 19, 2011

November discussion: King of the World, Muhammad Ali and the Rise of An American Hero

What a great conversation we had about Who Does She Think She Is? last week! It was great to welcome our new members, as well as several "veterans".

Next month's book, King of the World, is the powerful story of Muhammad Ali and his game-changing role in the civil rights movement, and the evolving imagery of black men in America. Author David Remnick contrasts the three major heavyweight champions of the 1960s (Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, and Ali) as competing models of black identity: the "Bad Negro", (Liston) the "Good Negro", (Patterson) and Ali, who refused to follow either prescribed role.Plenty to discuss  in this well-written book! As usual, call the Reader's Services desk at 847-448-8620 to register and reserve your copy.

Tuesday November 8th, 7:00 pm, Small Meeting Room of the Evanston Public Library

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