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April Freedom Readers Book Club

Please join us on Monday, April 22nd at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The April selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.

"Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for opposing a racist system in South Africa. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row because a racist system still exists in America. Both emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive. They are stunning examples of how the most horrendous cruelty can lead to the most transcendent compassion. The Sun Does Shine is both a cautionary tale for all who think that a great nation can easily forget its past and inspiring proof of the inability to condemn a man's capacity for hope, love, and joy. An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes. We invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email for more information.


Monday, May 20th: The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Monday, June 24th: Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

Monday, July 22nd: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, August 26th: The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

Earlier Event: March 25
March Freedom Readers Book Club
Later Event: May 20
May Freedom Readers Book Club