This year’s Vermont Humanities Council (VHC) Vermont Reads selection is Brown Girl Dreaming, a childhood memoir told in verse by Jacqueline Woodson. Copies now available at the library. This summer and fall, we’ll be delving into the experience of African-Americans throughout our nation’s history through books, events, and discussions.
MORE INFO ON VT READS EVENTS:
To kick off our VT Reads programming, on AUGUST 14 @ 7:00pm, local author Lucy Maddox will be here to talk about her book, The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping, the true story of two free black sisters from Pennsylvania who were kidnapped and taken across the Mason-Dixon line to be sold as slaves.
On SEPT. 8 at 4:30pm, we’ll gather for a read-aloud of Brown Girl Dreaming.
One week later on SEPT. 15 at 4:30pm, we’ll begin our four-session fall Reading and Discussion Series— ‘The African American Experience’— with VHC scholar Suzanne Brown. Copies of the four books in the series—Brown Girl Dreaming (Sept. 15), Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Oct. 6), The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Nov. 3), and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Nov. 17)—are now available at the library.