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One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Featuring Edward Ball, Paul Beatty, Lorene Cary, Valerie Still and a Performance by Udi Bar-David

Wed, March 30, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Authors whose works explore the legacy of slavery will share their perspectives on exploring black identity, bringing forth forgotten African American history, and imparting social justice. Edward Ball is the author of the National Book Award winner Slaves in the Family, as well as other four other books of nonfiction. Humorist Paul Beatty’s most recent novel The Sellout is the most recent winner in fiction of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Lorene Cary is the author of The Price of a Child—the first One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection—and the founder of Art Sanctuary, an organization that promotes community building through black art. Children’s book author Valerie Still is a descendant of abolitionist William Still, known as "the father of the Underground Railroad." The discussion will be moderated by Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice, and the evening will conclude with a musical performance led by Udi Bar-David, ARTOLERANCE Founder and Philadelphia Orchestra cellist, and featuring Hanna Khoury, Al Bustan and Penn Arab Music Ensemble Artistic Director and Hafez Javier Kotain, Al Bustan Percussion Director and Arab and Latin percussion master.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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