Evening Bookgroup
Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Evening Bookgroup
WhereSouthwest Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "A Hope in the Unseen" by Ron Suskind.
Book DescriptionAt Ballou Senior High, a crime-infested school in Washington, D.C., honor students have learned to keep their heads down. Like most inner-city kids, they know that any special attention in a place this dangerous can make you a target of violence. But Cedric Jennings will not swallow his pride, and with unwavering support from his mother, he studies and strives as if his life depends on it--and it does. The summer after his junior year, at a program for minorities at MIT, he gets a fleeting glimpse of life outside, a glimpse that turns into a face-on challenge one year later: acceptance into Brown University, an Ivy League school. At Brown, finding himself far behind most of the other freshmen, Cedric must manage a bewildering array of intellectual and social challenges. Cedric had hoped that at college he would finally find a place to fit in, but he discovers he has little in common with either the white students, many of whom come from privileged backgrounds, or the middle-class blacks. Having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric is left to rely on his faith, his intelligence, and his determination to keep alive his hope in the unseen--a future of acceptance and reward that he struggles, each day, to envision.
View in Catalog"A Hope in the Unseen" by ron Suskind
Next Month's Title"Lipstick Jihad" by Azadeh Moaveni
NotesThis group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
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Contact Phone206-684-7455
Contact InfoSouthwest Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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