City of Iowa City, IA

02/01/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/01/2023 10:47

Office of Equity and Human Rights to co-sponsor 'BYOBook' event at ICPL on Feb. 21

The Office of Equity and Human Rights is co-sponsoring the February meeting of the Iowa City Public Library's "BYOBook" meeting. The novel "Black Bottom Saints" by Alice Randall will be discussed.

Described as "An enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary neighborhood, a mecca for jazz, sports, and politics, Black Bottom Saints is a powerful blend of fact and imagination reminiscent of E.L. Doctorow's classic novel Ragtime and Marlon James' Man Booker Award-winning masterpiece, A Brief History of Seven Killings" and Kirkus reviews says that it's an "impassioned, richly detailed, and sometimes heartbreaking evocation of Black culture in 20th century Detroit and beyond."

How to participate

The meeting will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. Register here and the link will be sent out the day of the event. You can find print copies of the book at ICPL, and ebook and eaudio on Overdrive and the Libby app.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library at 319-356-5200.