Imani Perry, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons @ MPL OB/OM

A Letter to My Sons

in conversation with Emily Raboteau
Sunday, February 9, 4pm

2020 NAACP Image Award Nominee – Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction);
Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews), 25 Can’t-Miss Books of 2019 (The Undefeated)

“Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable.”
–Beacon Press

Dr. Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she also teaches in the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, and in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of several books, including “Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.” She will be in conversation with Emily Raboteau, who teaches creative writing in Harlem at City College, once known as “the poor man’s Harvard,” as is the author of is the author of a novel, “The Professor’s Daughter” (Henry Holt) and a work of creative nonfiction, “Searching for Zion” (Grove/Atlantic).

Please register  ensure a seat. This event is free thanks to grants from our series sponsors, Investors Foundation, The Montclair Foundation, and the Montclair Public Library Foundation.


Event date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807076552
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019