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Arlington Reads 2015

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#BlackLivesMatter: Two Remarkable Writers on Being Black in America

This spring Arlington Reads 2015 presents two extraordinary young writers who speak to the layers of acceptance that can create community or deny it.

Arlington Public Library’s annual one-theme, one-community reading initiative focuses on the concept of race in America as seen through the works of Jesmyn Ward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one born in the United States and the other who still calls Africa home.

Following news headlines from Ferguson, Mo., New York, Cleveland and other cities in 2014, the social media hashtag “#Blacklivesmatter” was named Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society.

  • Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. – Jesmyn Ward will speak at Central Library
  • Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak at Central Library