For our April meeting, we chose: The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride.
Because of Easter, the April meeting will be on April 28.
Our summer reading will be The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkinson. This is a 500+ page non-fiction work, the stories of three individuals who left the Jim Crow South to build new lives in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. Two went by train, and one drove from New Orleans to LA. The title comes from a poem.
“I was leaving the South
to fling myself into the unknown . . .
I was taking a part of the South
to transplant in alien soil,
to see if it could grow differently,
if it could drink of new and cool rains,
bend in strange winds,
respond to the warmth of other suns
and, perhaps, to bloom”