Historical Fiction Book Group: “Libertie: A Novel”
The Historical Society of Princeton introduces their next historical fiction book group on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. with Libertie: A Novel by Kaitlyn Greenidge.
Named by the New York Times Book Review as the Best Historical Fiction of 2021, Libertie is “a coming of age story, tracing the travails of a free-born Black girl raised in Deconstructionist-Era Brooklyn. Libertie Sampson defies her doctor mother’s stifling dreams that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, instead following her fiancée to his home country of Haiti — where Libertie escapes American-style racism but not the misogyny that leaves her subordinate to all men.”
Dr. Wes Alcenat, assistant professor of history, Fordham University, will give a brief lecture and facilitate the virtual discussion (via Google Meet).
This event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library.
Register online at https://princetonhistory.org/events/historical-fiction-book-group-19/.