The Williamsburg Regional Library and William & Mary are partnering again this year for One Book One Community. This program is an initiative which encourages readers to come together. The book this year is “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.
Virtual programs like lectures and book group discussions related to this title will take place throughout the months of Jan. and Feb., culminating with a virtual talk from co-author Jason Reynolds on Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.
“Stamped is a powerful book that provides a very accessible, very important overview of 500+ years of racism and antiracism in the United States,” said Carrie Cooper, dean of university libraries at William & Mary.
“Our hope is that this book will prompt thoughtful intergenerational discussion about critical issues facing our nation and our local community,” she Cooper said.
One Book One Community Program Line-Up At A Glance:
Author Visit: Jason Reynolds — 2/22 at 7 p.m.
Learning about Racial Trauma — 1/13 at 2 p.m.
Uncle George and Me — 1/26 t 7 p.m.
Barbara Hamm Lee: A Dialogue on Race — 1/27 at 7 p.m.
How to Talk to Your Kids about Race — 2/4 at 7 p.m.
Community Book Discussion — 2/10 at 7 p.m.
Turning Pages Book Discussion — 2/16 at 7 p.m.
Teen Book Discussion — 2/18 at 7 p.m.
Self Care: Healing Racist Wounds — 2/24 at 7 p.m.
Community Resources for Racial Reconciliation — 2/25 at 7 p.m.