Black Voices Book Club

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

Black Voices Book Club

Please join Black Voices Book Club on Monday, July 18, to discuss Lalita Tademy's novel Cane River. This historical novel explores the achievements of Tademy's great-great-great-great grandmother, Elisabeth, born a slave in 1799. Tademy abandoned her lucrative career in the corporate world to spend years researching her roots. She traced her family roots to a medium-sized Creole plantation in Cane River, Louisiana. There, Elisabeth lived with her four children, cooking for the Master.

The book club meets the third Monday night of the month at 7 p.m., on the second floor of the library. The book club focuses on fiction by African-American, Caribbean and African authors. You can join the club at any time. To learn more, please become our fan on Facebook by searching for "Black Voices Book Club - Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library." You can also visit the library, or call 202-541-6100 to become a member.

See you on Monday, July 18.