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EVENT: Reading Partners SC to host Community Book Talk

From our friends at Reading Partners SC…

Join Reading Partners SC, a local literacy nonprofit, on Thursday, April 22 for a community book
conversation with author and Emmy-winning director Jeffrey Blount.

They will discuss his latest book, The Emancipation of Evan Walls, and education in America. We cannot wait for this event and we hope to see you there!

SIGN UP:
https://rpcommunityread_jeffreyblount.eventbrite.com

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
“EVAN WALLS IS TERRIFIED by the birth of his first child because he doesn’t want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan. He is resented by friends and family for desiring a life better than theirs. Among the smartest in his class, Evan becomes a target of white kids threatened by the forced integration of their schools. Caught in a crossfire of hate from whites and his own people, who question whether he is black enough, Evan is often alone and bewildered. Only the love of his great grandmother, Mama Jennie, and his mentor, Bojack, keeps him on track. Together, they help Evan find perspective and peace.” – Bookshop.org

 

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About the author

Charleston Good is the Lowcountry’s Grassroots Resource & Support Network.
Our mission is to develop, support, and promote nonprofit and grassroots people, projects, organizations and collaborations in the Lowcountry. We are founders of the #goodsharing movement and we believe in #collaborating4change
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