Friends of the APL Book Review

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult (Ages 18+), All Ages (All Ages)
Date: 1/22/2013
Start Time: 12:15 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM
 Book Review:

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama by Rachel Swarns

Reporter Swarns examines the First Lady’s family tree, which branched out from slavery to the White House in just five generations. The Boston Globe reports that the author “weaves a narrative in which massive social changes (slavery, Reconstruction, the Great Migration) and the microscopic details of DNA play equally important roles.” Paula Rollins, a retired teacher of English and reading, reviews the book.
Library: Washington Ave. Branch    Map
Location: Large Auditorium - Washington Ave
Contact: Sarah Clark
Contact Number: 518-427-4349
Presenter: Gene Damm