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CANCELLED: The Well-Read Book Club

CANCELLED: The Well-Read Book Club

The Well-Read Book Club welcomes individuals who want to talk about new and forthcoming titles, explore new genres, and seek diversity and inclusion in literature. 

Join us on Saturday, February 25th in person in the Small Program Room on the lower level of the Main Branch to discuss Wandering in Strange Lands by New Jersey native, Morgan Jerkins. 

Between 1916 and 1970, six million Black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. In this fascinating and deeply personal exploration, Morgan Jerkins recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America, following the migratory routes they took. Following in their footsteps, she seeks to understand not only her own past, but the lineage of an entire group of people who have been displaced, disenfranchised, and disrespected throughout our history. Through interviews, photos, and hundreds of pages of transcription, Jerkins braids the loose threads of her family's oral histories, which she was able to trace back 300 years, with the insights and recollections of Black people she met along the way—the tissue of Black myths, customs, and blood that connect the bones of American history.


Please email Natalie at natalie.castillo@hoboken.bccls.org to join the discussion, or if you have any questions about this event. Print copies of the book will be available at the Main Library. Audiobook and e-book versions are also available via the Hoopla and Libby apps.


This program is a part of our Black History Month series.

Saturday, February 25, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hoboken - Small Program Room & Garden, Ground Floor - 500 Park Avenue
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