The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be discussed by the Anti-Racist Reading Group on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. It is the story of a man born into slavery, who escapes via the underground railroad and resolves to rescue the family he left behind. The book jacket reads, “Written by one of today’s most exciting writers and thinkers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.”
In July, we will discuss Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Ashley Ford. Ashley’s father is incarcerated while she is growing up. As an adult, she attempts to forgive others and accept herself, while trying to understand who she is, what she was born into, and the bonds of familial love. A very moving memoir.