NSYA Book Group Meets on June 21

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will next meet on Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm to discuss The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell. Copies of the book are available at the front desk now.

Here’s a description:

“In June of 1964, three idealistic young men (one black and two white) were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They were trying to register African Americans to vote as part of the Freedom Summer effort to bring democracy to the South. Their disappearance and murder caused a national uproar and was one of the most significant incidents of the Civil Rights Movement, and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Freedom Summer Murders will be the first book for young people to take a comprehensive look at the brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, through to the conviction in 2005 of mastermind Edgar Ray Killen.”

The NSYA book group is for adults, but we read and discuss books written for teens. It’s a casual, friendly group and newcomers are always welcome!

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