DC Reads - A Conversation with Mira Jacob

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DC Reads - A Conversation with Mira Jacob

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, 2 p.m.

 Join us for a special conversation with Mira Jacob, author of our 2020 DC Reads title Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. In conversation with Hannah Depp Oliver of Loyalty Bookstore, Mira will discuss her unique memoir composed of images and conversations from her life. 

We will livestream the program to our YouTube and Facebook live channels. Please register here

Copies of the book can be purchased from Loyalty Bookstore. Find a discussion guide and other activities here.

There is unlimited access to the book in our Overdrive collection of ebooks.
 

About the book 

Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first, they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. 
 
Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.

About the author
Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Glamour, Tin House, Electric Literature and Literary Hub. She lives in Brooklyn.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Add to Calendar 15-11-2020 14:00:00 15-11-2020 15:00:00 DC Reads - A Conversation with Mira Jacob  Join us for a special conversation with Mira Jacob, author of our 2020 DC Reads title Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. In conversation with Hannah Depp Oliver of Loyalty Bookstore, Mira will discuss her unique memoir composed of images and conversations from her life.  We will livestream the program to our YouTube and Facebook live channels. Please register here.  Copies of the book can be purchased from Loyalty Bookstore. Find a discussion guide and other activities here. There is unlimited access to the book in our Overdrive collection of ebooks.   About the book  Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first, they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love.    Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions. About the author Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Glamour, Tin House, Electric Literature and Literary Hub. She lives in Brooklyn. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. false DD/MM/YYYY