Diversity and Discussion Book Club - The Body Papers by Grace Talusan

Diversity and Discussion Book Club - The Body Papers by Grace Talusan

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The Diversity and Discussion Book Club is a collaboration between the Needham Free Public Library, Needham Diversity Initiative, and the Needham Human Rights Committee. The Diversity and Discussion book club was created to connect in conversation and learn about the experiences of people from underrepresented groups.

Join us as we host our first virtual event featuring Boston novelist Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers.

The Boston writer will discuss and answer questions about her award-winning memoir which peels away the layers of silence veiling the immigrant lives of people of color in suburban America. The Body Papers (Restless Books, 2019), is a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. The book documents the author’s immigrant experience of being both “scrutinized and unseen” (New York Times Review) and tells a story of recovery and empowerment, evidenced by the papers and documents she procures and keeps along the way.

Our moderated discussion with the author will use the topics of immigration, “othering”, and storytelling from The Body Papers as a starting point for a community conversation.

If you would like to borrow the ebook or audio version, please go to hoopladigital.com and do the following:

Register for a Hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com, or by using the Hoopla mobile app on your iOS or Android device. You will have to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and have you library account information ready. The free mobile app can be found in the App Store and the GooglePlay store.

We hope you can join us,

The Diversity and Discussion Book Club Committee, Town of Needham, MA

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