bUUkies Dive Into History - The bUUkies spring lineup is big into looking back this year. We’re looking at future, present, past and way past. We’ve already discussed ‘future’ – that was last month’s Artemis by Andy Weir. But take a look at the next four months!
April: AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER (Dray and Kamoie)
May: YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME (Sherman Alexie)
June: PROMISE ME DAD (Joe Biden)
August: COLUMN OF FIRE (Ken Follett)
April’s book is a novel which tackles the ultimate American historical intersection of intellectual ferment, political power, race and gender to tell the story of Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter. How can you resist this:
“It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year- old Patsy learns about her father's troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love--with her father's protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William's wife and still be a devoted daughter.”
We will meet to discuss how Martha Jefferson met these challenges on Wednesday, Apr 18th at 7:15. All are welcome. Contact bUUkies@riverofgrassuu.org for more information.
Photo Credit Judy van der Velden https://goo.gl/68epWG