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Women and Books Discussing What's Mine and Yours

In-Person and Virtual Program

2022-07-05 19:00:00 2022-07-05 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women and Books Discussing What's Mine and Yours Join the Women and Books Book Club for a hybrid (in-person and online) discussion of What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster. West Hollywood Library

Tuesday, July 05
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-05 19:00:00 2022-07-05 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women and Books Discussing What's Mine and Yours Join the Women and Books Book Club for a hybrid (in-person and online) discussion of What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster. West Hollywood Library

West Hollywood Library

Meeting Room

Join the Women and Books Book Club for a hybrid (in-person and online) discussion of What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

This is a hybrid event and will be hosted in-person in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room as well as on WebEx Meetings via the following link:

https://lacountylibrary.webex.com/lacountylibrary/j.php?MTID=maa8a00d769f8b023cc81d2d603b7184c

Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board. Please contact the library to borrow a print copy of the book. Digital copies are available through Overdrive/Libby app.

Summary provided by the publisher:

A community in the Piedmont of North Carolina rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will tie their two families together in unexpected ways over the next twenty years.

On one side of the integration debate is Jade, Gee's steely, ambitious mother. In the aftermath of a harrowing loss, she is determined to give her son the tools he'll need to survive in America as a sensitive, anxious, young Black man. On the other side is Noelle's headstrong mother, Lacey May, a white woman who refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but white. She strives to protect them as she couldn't protect herself from the influence of their charming but unreliable father, Robbie.

When Gee and Noelle join the school play meant to bridge the divide between new and old students, their paths collide, and their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that will shape the trajectory of their adult lives. And their mothers—each determined to see her child inherit a better life—will make choices that will haunt them for decades to come.

As love is built and lost, and the past never too far behind, What's Mine and Yours is an expansive, vibrant tapestry that moves between the years, from the foothills of North Carolina, to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Paris. It explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together.

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required for in-person attendees. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees.

This event is held in-person. LA County Public Health strongly encourages masks and physical distancing indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks will continue to be available for customers upon request. Please see the Guidelines for Attendees during the registration process for more information.

AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | Virtual Program | Book Club |

West Hollywood Library

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About the branch

West Hollywood Library began service to the area (then unincorporated ) in 1913. The library was previously located at Sherman School, a cottage on Clark Street, a building on Westbourne Drive, and a building near the present site. The Library has an active Friends of the Library group.

The new library was dedicated October 1, 2011.

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