It's the library in hangout mode; a book club with a twist, held at Timothy O'Toole's in Lake Villa.
Get comfortable, meet new people and talk about books! You buy the drinks; appetizers are provided.
This month’s title is A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett
Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever—that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner and, like Brittany, black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America's ruthless and devastating war on drugs, Sharanda had been torn from the arms of her young daughter and was serving a life sentence without parole—all for a first-time drug offense. In Sharanda, Brittany saw haunting echoes of her own life, both as the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother and the one-time girlfriend of an abusive drug dealer. As she studied Sharanda's case, a system slowly came into focus: one where widespread racial injustice forms the core of our country's addiction to incarceration.
Copies of the print book will be available at the Circulation Desk.
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AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |