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Date:
February 27, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Georgetown Township Public Library
Address:
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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Evening Adult Book Discussion: "That Kind of Mother"

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Join us for a monthly book discussion! February's book is "That Kind of Mother" by Rumaan Alam. Books can be picked up at the circulation desk ahead of time, and all are welcome! "Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny. Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother...