Star Tribune and MPR present Talking Volumes–Talking Race with NAIMA COSTER
Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune are proud to announce a special series of Talking Volumes virtual events centered around the topic of race in America. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated economic disparities faced by communities of color. The killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked protests around the world. We are bringing together a diverse group of authors to talk about their books, which all provide unique insights on America’s growing racial divide.
All events will be held via webinar and will include an hour-long interview with the authors and a live interactive panel discussion moderated by the Star Tribune.
Naima Coster – new book What’s Mine and Yours Will release on March 2, 2021 Published by Grand Central Publishing.
About the book
What’s Mine and Yours is an expansive, vibrant novel that moves between the years, from the foothills of North Carolina to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Paris. It explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together. A North Carolina community rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will bond their families together in unexpected ways over the span of the next twenty years. When Gee and Noelle join the school, play meant to bridge the divide between new and old students, their paths collide, and their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that will shape the trajectory of their adult lives. Their mothers, determined to see their child inherit a better life, make choices that will haunt them for decades.
About the author
Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street, and a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for fiction. In 2020, Naima was selected by Tayari Jones for the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honor. Naima’s stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Kweli, the Paris Review Daily, Catapult, The Rumpus and elsewhere.
Tickets are available until 10:00am the morning of the webinar.
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