Isabel Wilkerson, Caste, @ MPL OB/OM

Isabel Wilkerson

in conversation with Rachel Swarns, NYT Writer, author Unseen
Monday, February 22, 7pm

Join MPL's live webcast of our popular series featuring Isabel Wilkerson talking about her groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Caste, with Rachel Swarns, contributing writer to The New York Times. Participate in a virtual Q&A session with Isabel after the discussion. The Open Book / Open Mind series is presented by the Montclair Public Library through the generous financial support of The Montclair Public Library Foundation, The Montclair Foundation, and The Investors Foundation.

A #1 New York Times bestseller by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Warmth of Other Suns.” “An instant American classic about our abiding national sin…how brutal misperceptions about race have disfigured the American experiment”—The New York Times

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316552967
Availability: Backordered (Subject to Availability)
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 17th, 2017

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061999871
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-5 Days (Subject to Availability)
Published: Amistad - April 9th, 2013