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Education @ the Schomburg: Piecing Me Together: Author Talk with Renee Watson

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Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1 - 3 p.m.

Program Locations:

Fully accessible to wheelchairs
For ages 13 to 18 years
FREE - Register via schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com
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Join the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program and author Renee Watson for a conversation on her book, Piecing Me Together.

Book Description: Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And she has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful—like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Except really, it's for black girls, from "bad" neighborhoods. And just because Maxine, her college-graduate mentor, is black doesn't mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.

Watson is the acclaimed author of the teen novel, This Side of Home, and two picture books (Harlem's Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen). Her middle-grade novel, What Momma Left Me, debuted as an ABA New Voices Pick. Visit her online or on Twitter

This talk will be followed by a book signing. 

@SchomburgCenter #PiecingMeTogether

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

GUESTS

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

PRESS 
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

 

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