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November Author Visits 


Beverly Jenkins
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Visit again with Michigan’s own Beverly Jenkins as she reads from Chasing Down the Dream, her latest novel in the highly acclaimed “Blessings” series. Ms. Jenkins, who is much loved by her Detroit readers, is also the winner of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Duffield Branch Library
2507 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208


Ibi Zoboi
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

“The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun.” American Street is a powerful coming-of-age story of a black immigrant girl whose life is flipped upside down when she moves to Detroit from her homeland of Haiti. Join us to see why Ebony Magazine has named this book to their “Must Reads” list for February 2017 and why Teen Vogue named it one of the 10 Diverse Books by YA Authors of Color to Read in 2017.

Main Library - Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Mi 48202


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