Book Club: The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris

07/09/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Book Club meets every three months to talk about a book related to the communities served by adult literacy programs. Meet members of the literacy community who share your interest in reading and passion for literacy. Our next book is The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris. All volunteers, program staff and those interested in literacy are invited!

About the book (source):

"I set out to write a book exploring America’s hidden conversation about race but changed course when I started listening intently to the hidden conversations in my own family...I always knew I was shaped by my parents’ expectations and the advice they doled out. What I did not realize until recently is that I was also shaped by the weight of their silence. I now understand that I was molded in myriad ways by those things they never talked about but that nonetheless dictated how they lived their lives. Silence, I learned, had its rewards…..and its costs.

I hope The Grace of Silence encourages people to think about their own complex family legacies and to consider a core question: How well do we really know the people who raised us?"


Register for the book club here! We hope to see you there!

The Minnesota Literacy Council serves Minnesotans of all ages — from 3-year-olds mastering their ABCs to grandparents determined to get their GED.

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Saint Paul, MN 55114

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