This free online event is brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and libraries across the Commonwealth, in collaboration with the Library of Congress and the National Book Festival 2021. Open to all, this “Festival Near You” event promises to be a lively and informed discussion of the diversity, equity, and inclusion issues sparked by Wilkerson's analysis.
You may participate fully in the live community conversation without having read Caste in its entirety. For background, you may wish to consult the information below:
- Isabel Wilkerson’s summary of the argument in Caste: “America’s Enduring Caste System,” by Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times Magazine, July 1, 2020
- Penguin Random House/Oprah Book Club Reading Guide for Caste
To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/NBF2021MassWatchParty
Author Talks Committee
State Library of Massachusetts