Brooklyn Public Library Presents

The following authors are appearing at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center this Winter.

 

The Stockholm Octavo, book jacket The Stockholm Octavo
by Karen Engelmann
ISBN: 9780061995347
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In 1791 Stockholm, self-satisfied bureaucrat Emil Larsson is informed by a fortune teller that in order to find love and connection, he must first find eight individuals who can help him realize his vision--a search that becomes dangerous when he must pull his country back from rebellion and chaos.

 

Miles, the autobiography, book jacket Miles, The Autobiography
by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe
ISBN: 9781451643183
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In discussing his legendary forty-year career, Davis discusses music's "cool" era and fusion movement and offers candid views on fellow musicians, promoters, producers, critics, and his personal life.

 

At Risk, book jacket At-Risk: Stories
by Amina Gautier
ISBN: 9780820338880
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In Amina Gautier’s Brooklyn, some kids make it and some kids don’t, but not in simple ways or for stereotypical reasons. Gautier’s stories explore the lives of young African Americans who might all be classified as “at-risk,” yet who encounter different opportunities and dangers in their particular neighborhoods and schools and who see life through the lens of different family experiences.

 

Beneath a Meth Moon, book jacket Beneath a Meth Moon
by Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 9780399252501
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Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she's still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel's new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captain of the basketball team, for a boyfriend. Yet Laurel is haunted by voices and memories from her past.

 

How to Be Black, book jacket How to Be Black
by Baratunder Thurston
ISBN: 9780062003218
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Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black.