Join us on the first Thursday of every month for the JPKS Bookclub!
LOCATION: JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA
March Bookclub, March 5, from 6-8pm
At our March bookclub session, we will be discussing Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Before a computer became an inanimate object and before Sputnik changed the course of history, before the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education established that separate was in fact not equal, and before the poetry of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech rang out over the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a group of black women working at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton, Virginia were helping America dominate aeronautics, space research, and computer technology, carving out a place for themselves as female mathematicians who were also black, black mathematicians who were also female. Hidden Figures is their story.
April Bookclub, April 2, from 6-8pm
At our April bookclub session, we will be discussing Beloved by Toni Morrison. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
We can't wait to hear your take on these books!