The Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee would like to invite you to participate in their third Indigenous Authors Book Club! This month we will be reading and discussing Notable Native People written by Adrienne Keene and illustrated by Ciara Sana.
Join us on Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 6-7:30PM for an in person Book Club conversation. Weather permitting we will meet outside on the Brookline Health Department lawn, at 11 Pierce St. Bring a chair or blanket! The Book Club will be moved to Zoom if there is extreme heat or rain in the forecast.
“Celebrate the lives, stories, and contributions of Indigenous artists, activists, scientists, athletes, and other changemakers in this beautifully illustrated collection. From luminaries of the past, like nineteenth-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis—the first Black and Native American female artist to achieve international fame—to contemporary figures like linguist jessie little doe baird, who revived the Wampanoag language, Notable Native People highlights the vital impact Indigenous dreamers and leaders have made on the world.This powerful and informative collection also offers accessible primers on important Indigenous issues, from the legacy of colonialism and cultural appropriation to food sovereignty, land and water rights, and more. An indispensable read for people of all backgrounds seeking to learn about Native American heritage, histories, and cultures, Notable Native People will educate and inspire readers of all ages.”
To RSVP to the Book Club gathering or to request or get information on reasonable accommodations or language access, please contact Caitlin Starr at [email protected] or at 617-731-2345.
Books are available for purchase at the Brookline Booksmith, as well as on Amazon. There will also be books available to borrow from the Brookline Libraries starting June 20th; there are 4 copies specifically on hold for this Book Club at the Coolidge Corner Library under the name Goldner. You may inquire at the desk.
For more information about the Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee, please visit https://www.brooklinema.gov/1555/Indigenous-People-Celebration-Committee
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Image: Flyer for IPPC's Book club event. In the middle of the flyer is a drawn image of a stack of four books (white, orange, blue, orange). On the spines of the books is information about the event.