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Meet Author Ibi Zoboi (YWCA Alliance For Change Book Club)

Event Type: Adult - Books and Authors
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 10/17/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 “But then I realize that everyone is climbing their own mountain here in America. They are tall and mighty and they live in the hearts and everyday lives of the people.” - American Street

In partnership with the White Plains Public Library, the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is encouraging as many groups and individuals as possible to read American Street by Ibi Zoboi. American Street is a novel that explores themes of immigration, culture, family, and loyalty. Ibi Zoboi writes with a powerful command of both realism and fantasy, producing lines packed with emotional intensity and lyrical honesty.

Contact the White Plains Public Library to reserve a copy (or your local bookstore)!

We'd like to hear from you if you're interested in contributing to this initiative through reading the book or attending this and future events with the YWCA Alliance for Change Book Club. The Alliance for Change is part of the YWCA's Racial Justice Advisory Board, tasked with developing public programs to further the Y's mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Contact Julia Nesbitt (YWCA) at jnesbitt@ywcawpcw.org or Ben Himmelfarb (White Plains Library) at bhimmelfarb@whiteplainsny.gov with questions.

Location: East Wing
Contact: Ben Himmelfarb
Contact Number: 914-422-6980
Presenter: B. Himmelfarb