Social Justice Book Club: The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

November 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Room: basement of the Lacakwanna County Children's Library
520 Vine St
Scranton, PA 18510
Elizabeth Davis
570-348-3000 ext. 3050

The Albright Memorial Library and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church present a night of discussion.

Join us to discuss : The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

“A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.”

Borrow a copy of this month’s book club selection, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead from the library or get a 40% discount when you order a book club title at Library Express, 2nd Floor at the Marketplace at Steamtown, 570-558-1670.



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