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Join us on Tuesday, February 2 at 6 p.m. for a virtual book discussion on Zoom of James Baldwin's classic work "Go Tell It on the Mountain". Dr. Daryl Carter, professor of history and Interim Director of Africana Studies at ETSU, will lead the conversation. The first 10 registrants can receive a free copy of the book to keep. Call (423) 434-4454 to get your copy once you've registered. The conversation will also be live-streamed on the Library's Facebook page for those who don't register but want to join the discussion.
This event is part of our Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge, which encourages patrons to read works that expand their understanding of our diverse world and community.
"The haunting coming-of-age story that has become a major American classic. Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the Mountain was James Baldwin's first major work, based in part on his own childhood in Harlem. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understood themselves."– Provided by publisher.
Event Type(s): Own Voices, Website Adult Age Group(s): Adults Lisa Williams (423) 434-4356 lisa.williams@jcpl.org

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