Meet the Author: Willie Mae Brown

Tue, Feb 20 2024
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Park Slope Library

author talks Black History Month teen time


"My Selma," by Willie Mae Brown

True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement

Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you were growing up during the Civil Rights Movement? How would you deal with segregation? School integration? Sit-ins? How would you feel listening to great leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking out for justice, for the very first time?  In My Selma, True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement author Willie Mae Brown tells us what it was like for her, growing up during the 60s and what it was like to be a young adult during these turbulent, yet joyful and triumphant times.

"I have a person that 'lives' with me, a muse.

It is my 12-year-old self.

I never let go of that individual.

And that's how I have remembered a lot of things."

Written as a message from an elder to our youth, Brown hopes her book - and readings like  this one - will create pathways for dialog between youth and adults. Although this event is geared to Young Adults, Tweens and Adults are welcome! 

Engage!

Share your thoughts, experiences, learn more, and post questions here:

https://bit.ly/bkh_myselma

 

NOTE: Registration is strongly encouraged! REGISTERED TEENS get first preference on the limited supply of books that will be available.

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Add to My Calendar 02/20/2024 10:30 pm 02/21/2024 12:00 am America/New_York Meet the Author: Willie Mae Brown

"My Selma," by Willie Mae Brown

True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement

Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you were growing up during the Civil Rights Movement? How would you deal with segregation? School integration? Sit-ins? How would you feel listening to great leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking out for justice, for the very first time?  In My Selma, True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement author Willie Mae Brown tells us what it was like for her, growing up during the 60s and what it was like to be a young adult during these turbulent, yet joyful and triumphant times.

"I have a person that 'lives' with me, a muse.

It is my 12-year-old self.

I never let go of that individual.

And that's how I have remembered a lot of things."

Written as a message from an elder to our youth, Brown hopes her book - and readings like  this one - will create pathways for dialog between youth and adults. Although this event is geared to Young Adults, Tweens and Adults are welcome! 

Engage!

Share your thoughts, experiences, learn more, and post questions here:

https://bit.ly/bkh_myselma

 

NOTE: Registration is strongly encouraged! REGISTERED TEENS get first preference on the limited supply of books that will be available.

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