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Join our General Track discussions and author chats for this great read in the month of July!
Such A Fun Age
Join us for our first Young Adult book selection. It’s the summertime and during this global pandemic, children’s typical summer options are limited. The SBG Book Club welcomes our community to read with the youths in their family and curate a communal experience around Such a Fun Age!
Such a Fun Age, is a coming of age story about Emira Tucker, a 25 year-old living in Philadelphia with two part-time jobs (typist and babysitter) and no health insurance. One night the mother of the child for whom she babysits calls upon her in an emergency, and Emira takes the toddler to a yuppie grocery store, only to be accused of kidnapping by a security guard and fellow shopper. The mother, Alix, is embarrassed by this situation and immediately takes the babysitter on as a project. Emira is busy navigating her somewhat aimless post-graduation life at the age of 26. Emira and Alix’s lives, although distinctly different, intersect in a wholly surprising way, raising difficult questions about morality, forgiveness, race, class, and parenthood.
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All About Love
“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.
As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.