This event is part of a book discussion series that includes fiction and non-fiction literature that highlights BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) authors and their wisdom as it relates to building a more just and anti-racist world. Please sign up for each book as a unique event.
Meta chose this book about the power of home for the July discussion while Bethlehem is spotlighting ways several ways to engage with Families Moving Forward (Beacon Housing) and Habitat for Humanity. Register for this event to receive the discussion questions and Zoom link in advance.
The Yellow House is a memoir by Sarah M. Broom. It chronicles Broom’s family (mapping back approximately 100 years), her life growing up in New Orleans East and the eventual demise of her beloved childhood home after Hurricane Katrina. Broom also focuses on the aftermath of Katrina and how the disaster altered her family and her neighborhood. At its core, the book examines race, class, politics, family, trauma, and inequality in New Orleans and America. This book won the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.