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East Bay Reads Discusses Such a Fun Age

**REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER SERIES OF EAST BAY READS IS NOW CLOSED**

WHAT IS EAST BAY READS?

East Bay Reads is a new book group that brings neighbors together to encourage each other to read, discuss, and act. 

East Bay Reads titles will be selected on themes that represent a diverse range of voices and viewpoints. Group facilitators will seek to offer both nonfiction and fiction books that pair together on the series theme. By applying the sociological concept of intersectionality, we will also explore the interconnected nature of key issues such as race, class, and gender. We will discuss how these characterizations overlap and contribute to systems of discrimination and privilege. Participants will be encouraged to reflect upon their own experiences and find ways to take action that moves beyond group discussion. 

WHEN DOES THE GROUP MEET?

The winter series of EBR will focus on the theme of Race in America.

Book discussions will take place at 7 pm on:

  • Thursday, January 21 - How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (nonfiction)
  • Thursday, March 4 - Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (fiction)
  • Thursday, April 15 - So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (nonfiction)

Titles are subject to change due to the availability of library copies.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BOOK SUCH A FUN AGE

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. [From the publisher].

Below, author Kiley Reid chats with Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show about the precarious relationship between a black babysitter and her wealthy white female employer in her best-selling debut novel Such a Fun Age.

I WANT TO JOIN. HOW DO I REGISTER?

East Bay Reads is open to adult readers who register using the form below. Registration is for all three dates in the Winter Series. Space is limited, register today!

Registration is now closed for this season. Join us later in the year for Season 2.

Participants will receive a Welcome Email with more information, followed by a Zoom link the day of the event to join us in the live discussion.

BOOK AVAILABILITY

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook through OverDrive
Request a print copy, book on CD or Large Print edition from our Library Catalog
Available for purchase in-store or online through Ink Fish Books

This book group is facilitated by librarians from Barrington Public Library and bookstore owner Lisa Valentino of Ink Fish Books in Warren.

**REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER SERIES OF EAST BAY READS IS NOW CLOSED**

Event Location: 
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