The Influence of History on a Contemporary Family, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Jacqueline Woodson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books including Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. She will discuss and sign Red at the Bone ($26.00 Riverhead Books), an extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family.
Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Red at the Bone uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.
Woodson will be in conversation with Julia Torres, a veteran Language arts educator who currently serves as a librarian for five schools the far northeast region of Denver Public Schools. As a teacher/activist committed to education as a practice of freedom, her practice is grounded in the work of empowering students to use literacy to fuel resistance and positive social transformation.
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