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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 Shaped a Nation

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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August 25, 2020

E. Dolores Johnson

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In partnership with American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, Museum of African American History, Boston Public Library,                                                                                                  and GBH Forum Network 

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