Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Join Active Minds for a program describing Lewis & Clark’s expedition that opened the West. We will discuss the achievements and challenges of the expedition as well as the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis. Building upon the experiences from the expedition, we will also discuss the evolution of our country’s relationship with Native Americans. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Sapphire, whose bestselling novel Push was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Precious, will read from and sign the new paperback edition of her follow-up novel The Kid (Penguin Press), which gives voice to Abdul Jones, the son of Push’s unforgettable heroine, Precious. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artists’ lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man’s fight to find a way toward the future. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org