Join us in Library Hall for a book discussion on There There by Tommy Orange (CNY Reads 2020 featured book). The novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform a traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism.
Pick up a book at the front desk. No registration.
About CNY Reads:
CNY Reads has been promoting reading since 2001 with events and speakers that all focus on one book each year. with the goal of connecting our community through reading.