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On-site: Esther Newberg Social Justice Book Club
February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
This program will take place in our lower level program room. Masks are required for indoor programs.
Calling all changemakers in grades 5-8! Read prize-winning books celebrated by the Jane Addams Peace Association and come together once a month to discuss them. Be ready to hangout and talk! Special for this meeting, we’ll be joined virtually by a similar book club across the bay at Southold Free Library!
Online registration is required, and supplies are limited. Please register to ensure you will receive a ESTY Box, which includes a copy of the book to keep. Boxes are available for pick up beginning on January 15th. If you do not pick up your ESTY box by February 5th, the box will be given to someone on the waitlist. (You must register each month to receive a box.)
February Book: The Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Sunday, 2/27/22 at 2 p.m.)
Ghost Boys is a timely and haunting depiction of two African American boys who die before reaching manhood, victims of violence. Drawing on traditions that view ancestors as guides to the living, author Parker Rhodes imagines these dead boys as healers righting the wrongs of this world. This complex work of magical realism leaves readers wondering about what might have been if these ‘ghost boys’ and others had lived to adulthood. The book imagines a young Emmett Till as a guide to one of these boys and provides the reader with a context to understand the historical nature of the fear-based violence against black men and boys.