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    • Tue, October 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Tuesday, October 23

    Book Discussion: Sister Citizen by Melissa V. Harrris-Perry

    Facilitated by Representative Litesa Wallace and Karen Gutierrez

    Melissa V. Harris-Perry gives us a groundbreaking book that explores stereotypes such as lasciviousness, devotion, and outspoken anger that black women encounter every day in contemporary American life. These hurtful and dishonest representations shame and shape their experiences as citizens. The book uses multiple perspectives to understand more deeply--black women's political and emotional responses to race and gender images. Sister Citizen explores how African American women understand themselves as citizens and how a shared struggle to preserve the authentic self, links all women together.

    Register by: 10/20

    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, November 14

    The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land 
    by Lisa See

    Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, that has been in place for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

    Advance Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

Past events

Wed, October 10, 2018 Bookwoman: Our Souls at Night (BW18-2)
Wed, September 12, 2018 Bookwoman: The Last Days of Café Leila (BW18-1)
Wed, August 08, 2018 Bookwoman: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (BW17-44)
Wed, July 11, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (BW17-43)
Wed, June 13, 2018 Bookwoman: America’s First Daughter (BW17-42)
Wed, May 09, 2018 Bookwoman: Between the World and Me (BW17-41)
Wed, April 11, 2018 Bookwoman: Hillbilly Elegy (BW17-24)
Wed, March 14, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girls of Atomic City (BW17-23)
Wed, February 14, 2018 Bookwoman: We Bought a Zoo (BW17-22)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Bookwoman: Born a Crime (BW17-21)
Wed, November 08, 2017 Bookwoman: The Sympathizer (BW17-3)
Tue, October 24, 2017 Book Discussion: Small Great Things (WK17-13)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Bookwoman: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (BW17-2)
Wed, September 13, 2017 Bookwoman: Circling the Sun (BW17-1)
Wed, August 09, 2017 Bookwoman: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (BW16-11)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Bookwoman: The Nightingale (BW16-10)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Bookwoman: My Name is Lucy Barton (BW16-9)
Wed, May 10, 2017 Bookwoman: The Japanese Lover (BW16-8)
Wed, April 12, 2017 Bookwoman: Just Mercy – A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2015)(BW16-7)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Bookwoman: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2016)(BW16-6)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Bookwoman: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2006)(BW16-5)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Bookwoman:LaRose by Louise Erdich (2016) (BW16-4)

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