Adult Book Group (O’Connell)

Next Event: Tue, Feb 18, 2020, 06:30pm07:30pm

We read mostly contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction, with forays into older works and classics. The branch librarian will ensure that there are enough copies of the next title for all participants.  Large Type and Books on CD are ordered when available.No registration required

For more information contact Ingrid at 617-349-4019 or e-mail inowak@cambridgema.gov

February Selection:  The Autobiography of Malcom X as told to Alex Haley

A unique collaboration between human rights activist Malcom X and journalist Alex Haley, the work offers valuable insight into the mind of a key figure on a core issue of twentieth-century America. 

During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Malcolm X gained national, and, international prominence. Historians credit him as the spiritual father of the Black Power movement of the late 1960s.  In 1965, a New York reviewer wrote of Malcolm X, “No man has better expressed his people’s trapped anguish.”  The book has been published in more than 45 editions and in many languages.