One Book, One Philadelphia: Discussing Freedom

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One Book, One Philadelphia: Discussing Freedom

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The exhibitions at the National Liberty Museum and the themes in One Book, One Philadelphia selection Another Brooklyn deeply inform each other. Join a walking discussion throughout the Museum about civil rights, beliefs, and collaborative change in America. Reading Another Brooklyn prior to the event is encouraged but certainly not required! All are welcome to join this guided dialogue about the strength and fragility of freedom and how the themes relate to Another Brooklyn.

 About One Book, One Philadelphia
The centerpiece of 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia is Jacqueline Woodson’s poetic novel Another Booklyn. Young August is full of promise and hope when her fragmented family moves from the American South to Brooklyn, New York. While nurtured by friendships with three other neighborhood girls, August comes of age, faces challenges, and chases her dreams. Set in a 1970s transitioning urban landscape, Another Brooklyn is described as “beautifully lyrical” by The Guardian and “powerfully insightful” by The New York Times. The novel has been praised by The Washington Post as one that “mixes wonder and grief so poignantly. Woodson manages to remember what cannot be documented, to suggest what cannot be said. Another Brooklyn is another name for poetry.”

Suggested donation $5.



March 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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