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SLCL Presents Kaitlyn Greenidge

Monday, May 3, 7pm
 
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Kaitlyn Greenidge, "Libertie."
 

Video premiere: Monday, May 3,  7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

In conversation with Ryan Krull, Interviews Editor - Boulevard Magazine

Coming of age as a freeborn Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, expects her to go to medical school. But unlike her mother, who can pass, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it—for herself and for generations to come. Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States, Kaityln Greenidge’s immersive novel is rich with historical detail. 

Signed books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021