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Author Visit: Minh Lê

When: Saturday, May 25th at 11:00am
Where: Children’s Department Activity Room

Author Minh Lê returns to his hometown to share his newest title “Drawn Together” with his friends at Russell Library:

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens.

“Drawn Together,” illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, was the winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Public Library and other national publications.

Copies of Drawn Together will be available for signing and purchase after the presentation.

For all ages.

Drop in, no registration is required, but space is limited to the first 50 friends who arrive that day!

Film Screening: The Hate U Give (2018)

When: Saturday, May 25th at 1:00pm
Where: Hubbard Room

This screening of The Hate U Give will be followed by a discussion comparing the book written by Angie Thomas to the film adaptation directed by George Tillman Jr. screenplay written by Audrey Wells.

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Horns.

Run time 2 hours 13 minutes. Film will start promptly at 1:00 pm.

MPAA rating is PG 13. This program is open to all ages.

A light meal will be provided courtesy of the MRJC, so Registration is Required for this event. Please sign up by Wednesday 5/22.

Program co-sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library and the Middletown Racial Justice Coalition.

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