Recordings of Previous State Library Author Talks

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The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family

Idea City: How to Make Boston More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient

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May 15, 2024

David Gamble, Matthew Kiefer, and Rosalyn Negron

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Microplastics and Me

Women and Children First: The Trailblazing Life of Susan Dimock, M.D.

Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley: Drowned by the Quabbin

The Boston Gentlemen’s Mob: Maria Chapman and the Abolition Riot of 1835

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse

Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars

Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom

Forever Struggle: Activism, Identity, and Survival in Boston's Chinatown, 1880–2018

No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston’s Black Workers in the Civil War Era

Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

December '41

On Juneteenth

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June 20, 2022

Annette Gordon-Reed

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In partnership with Boston Public LibraryAmerican Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, and                                                                                                             GBH Forum Network

Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future

Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age

For the People, Against the Tide: A Democratic Woman's Ten Years in the Massachusetts Legislature

ReVisioning History Author Panel

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March 29, 2022

ReVisioning History Author Panel

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Kali Nicole Gross, and Kyle T. Mays

Moderated by Beacon Press editor and publisher Gayatri Patnaik

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In partnership with the Boston Public Library

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front

Finding Sanctuary: An Artist Explores the Nature of Mass Audubon

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November 22, 2021

Barry Van Dusen

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Massachusetts Must Read Authors Series

Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States ...

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

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September 22, 2021

Isabel Wilkerson

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Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Massachusetts libraries. 

A "National Book Festival Near You" event: a watch party featuring a video with Isabel Wilkerson followed by a community conversation led by former State Representative Byron Rushing and Salem State Professor Roopika Risam.

Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training

Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights

Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy

Terror to the Wicked: America's First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped to Form a Nation

The World of Plymouth Plantation

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin ...

Kamala's Way: An American Life

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February 2, 2021

Dan Morain

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In partnership with the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Libraries Working Toward Social Justice

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War

Eleanor: A Life

Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love

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