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What would you say to a child you loved about living in a world like this one? And what would you say if that child were Black?
This year’s choice for our city-wide book read is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, written as a letter to his nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. And because it’s a short book (only 111 pages), we are recommending a second short book, Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, written as a letter to his son.
Baldwin’s book is a classic of African American literature. Coates’s book was the winner of the National Book Award.
The challenge is to read one or both books during Black History Month (February) and then join us for a discussion in the fellowship hall of Richmond’s First Baptist Church on Monday evening, March 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
We believe these intimate, personal letters will move you, teach you, and make you eager to hear what others have to say. The discussion is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.
No reservation required. Books available at Amazon.com.