The Education committee is starting a LLAGNY Book club. The inaugural book will be Susan Orlean’s The Library Book.
The discussion will be held at the New York Law Institute on May 14, 2019 at 6pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday, May 13th to Mary Matuszak (Matuszakm@dany.nyc.gov).
The second book will be the winner of the “One Book, One New York” contest. The entries are listed below and if you wish to be part of the decision to pick the book that many New Yorkers will be reading this summer, vote here.
The City of New York will announce the winner on May 3, 2019. The LLAGNY discussion of this book will be in mid-June.
The Book Nominations for “One Book, One New York”:
- A Place for Us, by Fatima Farheen Mirza: As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents must reckon with the choices their children have made. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture?
- Nilda, by Nicholasa Mohr: The coming of age story of a 10-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in The Bronx during WWII. A story of family hardship and discrimination as young girl’s childhood slowly erodes away.
- Just Kids, by Patti Smith: A memoir by the legendary artist gives a glimpse into life in 1970s NYC and her friendship with renowned artist Robert Mapplethorpe.
- Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson: Four young friends navigate the perils of adolescence, mean streets and haunted memories in 1970s Bushwick, all while dreaming of escape.
- Free Food for Millionaires, by Min Jin Lee: A strong-willed Queens-born daughter of Korean immigrants is addicted to a glamourous Manhattan lifestyle she can’t afford, but is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world of NYC.