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Deborah Wiles launches Anthem

Deborah Wiles launches Anthem

Decatur Library

October 1, 2019, 7:15

Deborah Wiles is a Southerner born in Mobile, Alabama, who grew up around the world in an Air Force family. Her parents were from Mississippi, and Mississippi became her homeplace. She is the author of the beloved Love, Ruby Lavender and Each Little Bird That Sings, a 2005 National Book Award finalist. A pioneer of the documentary novel, her trilogy about the 1960s, includes Countdown, Revolution—which was a 2014 National Book Award finalist—and Anthem. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Anthem is the remarkable story of two cousins who must take a road trip across American in 1969 in order to let a teen know he’s been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Full of photos, music, and figures of the time, this is the masterful story of what it’s like to be young and American in troubled times. Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase and have signed.