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Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time

In Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time, authors Catherine Meeks, PhD, and Nibs Stroupe create a guide for the current state of affairs in American culture that is enlivened by the historical perspective of Wells’ search for justice. Meeks is the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies at Wesleyan College and the Director of the Absalom...

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The Sisters of Sycamore Street

Join the Center for the Book and Georgia authors Mary Kay Andrews, Joshilyn Jackson, and Susan Rebecca White, to celebrate the publication and national tour of Lynn Cullen’s The Sisters of Summit Avenue. It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening of conversation, readings, and laughs. Doors open at 6:30. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and...

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Book As Art 7.0: Wonders - Closing Reception

Please join us for the Book As Art 7.0: Wonders - Closing Reception and White Glove Night. We’re putting away the “do not touch” signs. Volunteers will provide viewers with white gloves allowing first-hand exploration of the books. The exhibit is in the Periodicals Room of the Decatur Library.

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Deborah Wiles launches Anthem

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...

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A Reading of Poetry and Fiction

Poets Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach and Tina Mozelle Braziel, and novelist James Braziel, will read from their latest work. Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase and have signed.

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Jason Reynolds in conversation with Nic Stone

Jason Reynolds is an American author who writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences. Born in Washington, DC, and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, Maryland, Reynolds found inspiration in rap to begin writing poetry at nine years old. He published his own first novel, When I Was The Greatest, in 2014. He won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New...

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September Events

:Tuesday 24th:

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time

:Thursday 26th:

The Sisters of Sycamore Street

:Friday 27th:

Book As Art 7.0: Wonders - Closing Reception

October Events

:Tuesday 1st:

Deborah Wiles launches Anthem

:Thursday 3rd:

A Reading of Poetry and Fiction

:Thursday 10th:

Jason Reynolds in conversation with Nic Stone

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