Open to all, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss Malcolm and Me by Richmond writer, Robin Farmer. The author will join the discussion at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 at the Cabell Library. We will meet in the Mapp Room on the 4th floor. You may join via Zoom, if preferred.

From the author’s website:

“After clashing with her Catholic school teacher over Thomas Jefferson’s enslavement of people, thirteen-year-old Roberta Forest questions religion and adult hypocrisy at school, home, within her Philadelphia parish, and nationwide as the Watergate scandal unfolds. Young, gifted, Black and Catholic, Roberta is unsure about the Catholic part. Fixated on winning an essay contest to solve all her problems, setbacks teach the aspiring writer that solutions, like truth, can be complex. Gradually, Roberta learns to change course, embraces the power of forgiveness, and becomes a budding social justice activist with the help of the best teacher she never had: Malcolm X. Capturing the explosive and elusive nature of truth, Malcolm and Me is a gritty and graceful coming-of-age tale about truth, race, family and faith.”

Farmer serves as a board member of the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, who work to promote the critical study of writer James Branch Cabell and the interests of VCU Libraries.

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