Black History Month Teen Book Club: Black Was The Ink

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Celebrate Black History Month by joining our 4-session book club for teens in February!

Black Was the Ink by Michelle Coles follows Malcolm Williams, a modern-day teen from DC, as he keeps falling asleep and waking up 160 years ago – right after emancipation - in the body of Cedric Johnson, aid to some of the first African American senators and congressmen ever elected in U.S. history.  In all the back and forth, Malcolm starts to see what has - and hasn’t - changed in the last 160 years, and how he can make a difference.  

We will meet in person for four sessions, where we will discuss the book as well as engage in related activities and dig deeper into the topic. At the fourth session we will be joined by the author via Zoom for questions and conversation, and this final session will be open to everyone in the community to join (please register here to receive Zoom link.)

Please register once for all sessions, then pick up your copy of the book to borrow at the Savage Branch or download a free ebook or eaudiobook copy on Libby. Click here for tutorial on how to use Libby.

Dates: Thursdays: Feb 8, 15, 22, and 29 

Time: 6:30-8pm 

Open to high school students, registration required.

This session is part of HCLS' Black History Month series. Please click here for the complete schedule of classes and events.