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Food for Thought: The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys is the next book in our discussion series, this year centered around Black writers. Join us on Zoom, Wednesday, February 10, 6:00-7:00 PM EST.

Constance Grady of Vox makes note of Coleson Whitehead’s startling story built around true history. “Nickel Boys is more than the sum of its parts, and its parts are beautifully constructed to begin with. But as beautiful and thoughtful as it is, it never lets you forget that it is built around a true atrocity, around something that should never have happened. It’s a book that rests on top of almost 100 unmarked graves.” Register in advance for this meeting here.

The Nickel Boys is available from the Mahoning County Public Library, the Trumbull County Public Library, Maag Library via OhioLink, and the YSU Barnes and Noble. Haven’t read the book yet? No worries. Join us.

March 10 (novel) We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo April 14 (graphic novel) Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler May 12 (novel) An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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