Open Book / Open Mind: Dr. Imani Perry, Breathe: a Letter To My Sons, 2/9/20

Join Dr. Imani Perry, author of “Breathe: a Letter To My Sons,”
in conversation with Emily Raboteau.
2020 NAACP Image Award Nominee – Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction);
Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews), 25 Can’t-Miss Books of 2019 (The Undefeated)

 

“Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable.”
–Beacon Press

Dr. Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she also teaches in the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, and in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of several books, including “Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.” She will be in conversation with Emily Raboteau, who teaches creative writing in Harlem at City College, once known as “the poor man’s Harvard,” as is the author of is the author of a novel, “The Professor’s Daughter” (Henry Holt) and a work of creative nonfiction, “Searching for Zion” (Grove/Atlantic).

**Waiting list attendance is available by coming to the library at 3:45 p.m. and taking a ticket. If there are spaces available once the program starts those waiting will be admitted**

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