This book is valuable for college students to read because it gives a meaningful perspective on the lives of young African-American and their experiences of growing up in the Anglo-American culture of the South. Jesmyn Ward visited LR during the Visiting Writers Series. - Anita Niehues #BearsBooks
November's Friday with the Friends Bookclub at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach - The Invention of Wings. nspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, this novel traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.