Brattleboro Literary Festival Brattleboro Literary Festival

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Panel-Why Black Books Matter
W. Ralph Eubanks
W. Ralph Eubanks
A Place Like Mississippi
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature
Glory Edim
Glory Edim
Well-Read Black Girl
Jason Broughton
Jason Broughton
Library of Congress

In her new book, Read Until You Understand,  Farah Jasmine Griffin asks these questions. What might engagement with literature written by Black Americans teach us about the US and its quest for democracy? What might it teach us about the fullest blossoming of our own humanity? Led by Jason Broughton (Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress), panelists Farah Jasmine Griffin(Read until You Understand), W. Ralph Eubanks(A Place Like Mississippi), and Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl) will reflect on these questions and why black books matter to everyone.

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