New York Times bestseller “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.
Described by critics as a necessary and timely must-read, Cullors’ story, as the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.
Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are courageous activists whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Cullors and Bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
John Chidester, PLMVKC executive director, will lead the discussion. Participants are encouraged to pick up or reserve a copy of the book at any of the four PLMVKC library locations. Additional copies are available for purchase at local bookstores.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Participants will be eligible to win a book certificate donated by Friends of the Library.